Is Your Job Killing You?

What's Hot


5 Reasons to Shop for a Home in DecemberFamily

Shoppers Boycott Businesses Selling Trump-Branded ProductsBusiness

15 Things You Should Always Buy at a Dollar StoreMore

Giving Thanks: Why Foreigners Find America AmazingAround The House

New Email Phishing Scam Targets Amazon ShoppersMore

50 Best Gifts Under $25 for Everyone on Your ListFamily

Why Washing Your Turkey Can Make You IllFamily

Pay $2 and Get Unlimited Wendy’s Frosty Treats in 2017Family

The 7 Worst Things to Buy at a Dollar StoreMore

What the Richest 1 Percent Earns in Every StateFamily

10 Ways to Retire Earlier Than Friends on the Same SalaryGrow

The 10 Best Ways to Blow Your MoneyCredit & Debt

The 50 Hottest Toys of the Past 50 YearsFamily

30 Awesome Things to Do in RetirementCollege

New research says job stress might cause more heart problems than smoking.

We’ve said before that job stress is a heart risk. Business and med school researchers at Tel Aviv University recently added more evidence.

CNN reported on their findings, which were published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. The study involved 8,838 healthy male and female workers over a 3.5 year period, and it accounted for other factors including family history of heart disease and age.

Lead researcher Sharon Toker said the findings were “alarming and much more extreme than we expected.” When they followed up with participants at the end of the period, there were 93 new cases of coronary heart disease.

Job burnout was associated with a 40 percent increased risk, and the people with the highest burnout levels had a nearly 80 percent increased risk.

The researchers measured burnout with questions like “How often is your thinking process sluggish or your concentration impaired?” and “How often do you feel emotionally detached from coworkers or customers, and unable to respond to their needs?” Multiple responses of “often” or “always” were considered at risk.

Stacy Johnson

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah

I know... every site you visit wants you to subscribe to their newsletter. But our news and advice is actually worth reading! For 25 years, I've been making people richer without making their eyes glaze over. You'll be glad you did. I guarantee it!

💰🗣📰

Read Next: Ask Stacy: Why Is My Bond Fund Losing Money?

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 1,726 more deals!