Job loss could increase heart attack risk

Being out of work could up the risk of a heart attack and it could be worse for those who are fired or asked to leave.

 

Matthew Dupre and his colleagues from Duke University, US, examined links between different stretches of unemployment and the risks for heart attack, known as acute myocardial infarction (AMI), in more than 13,000 Americans aged 51 to 75 years.

 

Dupre said: “Although the risks for AMI were most significant in the first year after job loss, unemployment status, cumulative number of job losses and cumulative time unemployed were each independently associated with increased risk for AMI.”… Read More

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