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Women May Face a Greater Risk of Coronary Heart Disease from Stress

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New findings published in the Journal of the American Heart Association by Drexel University researchers suggest that women are at higher risk for coronary heart disease due to stress from work and social relationships.

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and develops when the arteries of the heart cannot deliver enough oxygen-rich blood to the organ. 

Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia reviewed data from another study of 80,825 postmenopausal women to evaluate the effect of psychosocial stress from job strain (such as a lack of power in the workplace ...