LONDON - No one is particularly surprised that a stressful day at work raises blood pressure, but a new study in Britain suggests that on-the-job tension also can lead to heart disease and diabetes.
A study of more than 10,000 British civil servants over a 14-year period has found a possible biological explanation for why workplace stress adversely effects health. The findings were published online Friday in the British Medical Journal. Researchers from University College London discovered links between levels of work stress and metabolic syndrome, which is associated with a group of factors - such as obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol - that increase the risk of heart disease and Type II diabetes.
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