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Stress from Work & Social Interactions Put Women at Higher Coronary Heart Disease Risk

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Psychosocial stress—typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments—may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to a study by researchers at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

The study specifically suggests that the effects of job strain and social strain—the negative aspect of social relationships—on women are a powerful one-two punch. Together they are associated with a 21% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease. Job strain occurs when a woman has inadequate ...