Clear Out Your 93% Cholesterol Clogged Arteries – Stroke Caused By This Widespread New Work Trend
We spend at least a third of our lives at work, so scientists have always been interested in the effects of work on our health.
The journal Stroke has just published a study that explores the health effects of how we work.
And the results are terrifying!
Eight hours a day seems like the average answer you’d expect to hear from most people, but it’s a number that’s fluctuated over time. Ancient societies worked no more than three hours per day, while the industrial revolution saw factory workers putting in up to 15-hour shifts, up to six days a week.
Workers in the second half of the 20th century worked around eight hours, but recent trends towards self-employment, contract work, and gig employment are pushing it back over 10 hours.
Stroke is one of the most severe health events a person can suffer from, so the researchers were interested to know if long work hours could make them more likely.
They looked at a French population-based study, called CONSTANCES, for information on people’s working hours, cardiovascular risk factors, smoking status, occupation, age, and sex.
They excluded people with part-time jobs and those who had had strokes before they had worked their long hours.
Altogether, they found 143,592 study subjects, of whom 1,224 had suffered strokes.
29 percent of them had worked long hours, which meant 10 hours a day for at least 50 days of the year, and 10 percent worked those long hours for 10 years or more.
This means that working 10 hours or more for one day a week can increase your stroke risk by 29 percent, while doing so for 10 years can raise it by 45 percent.
For workers under 50 years of age and for white-collar workers, the association between working long hours over a 10-year period and experiencing stroke was especially strong.
After looking at previous studies, the researchers thought that some of this effect might be due to the stresses and strains of certain jobs.
Obviously, more time spent doing something stressful is…more stressful.
But the fact that white-collar workers and people under 50 were especially at risk did come as a surprise to them.
That’s because previous studies have shown that some white-collar workers (like business owners, managers and some other professionals) actually have a lower risk of health problems when they work longer hours, because they have more control over what they do.
These matters, because autonomy has often been linked to lower stress levels, but this study doesn’t seem to agree.
Perhaps more research needs to be done to separate out all of the factors in work that can overload people with stress, but what’s clear is that you can reduce your stroke risk by not having a 10-hour work day once a week.
That may be easier said than done of course. You can’t just tell your boss, “I’m not coming in today because I’m busy avoiding a stroke,” but you can start planning for a change if it looks like this job is going to work you into the ground.
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Clear Out Your 93% Cholesterol Clogged Arteries – Heart Health Determined By This Childhood Act
They say that youth is wasted on the young because we’re generally wiser when we’re older, and by the time we’re wise enough to make the best decisions for ourselves our best years have already passed us by.
But a new study in the journal PLOS Medicine reveals that one of the best ways to have good heart health as an adult is to do one important thing right as a child.
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University wondered whether childhood education could affect our heart health as adults.
To find out, they cast their eyes over the records of children born between 1900 and 1950 in different American states.
For those who don’t know, different American states have different rules for how many years their kids must spend in school. Some make them stay until age 18, while others let them leave as soon as they hit 14.
The reasons for this are historical. Between 1900 and 1950, with two world wars and an economic depression affecting priorities somewhat, some states realized that compulsory education had to take a backseat, so they set no age requirements at all.
The researchers included people born in different states between 1900 and 1950, because 33 percent of all children failed to finish high school during this period. This gave them a nice big sample to work with.
They identified 44,732 people from the 1971–2012 waves of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and 30,853 people from the 1992–2012 waves of the Health and Retirement Study.
For all these people, the researchers gathered lifestyle and health information, including cardiovascular conditions, and some other health markers.
Once they had crunched all the numbers, they found that for every single additional year of compulsory childhood education there was a 2.5 percent lower risk of people getting heart disease as adults.
In real terms that means that staying in school until age 18 gives you a 10 percent lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease than leaving school at 14.
But why should this be so? Other findings shed some light on this question.
Firstly, people born in states with longer compulsory schooling were 3.6 percent less likely to smoke than the “early leaver” states.
They were also 4.9 percent less likely to have depression, 3.9 percent less likely to have high triglycerides (blood fats) and 50 percent more likely to have high HDL cholesterol, which is often called healthy cholesterol.
Researchers think there might be a few reasons for this. They think that people with more years spent in high school end up being better educated, so they get better jobs and can afford better food and healthcare. They can then afford a better quality of life and don’t experience the stresses and strains that come from having less money.
All of these things may contribute to their lower risk of heart disease.
Clear Out Your 93% Cholesterol Clogged Arteries – The New Easy Stroke Risk Check
It just got easier to identify imminent stroke, according to a recent study from the Singapore Eye Research Institute. So easy in fact, that all you have to do is say “cheese”.
The researchers behind the study have discovered an amazing new way to identify whether or not a person is headed for a stroke without any invasive tests, and it’s as simple as taking a photograph.
It’s been known for a long time that high blood pressure damages blood vessels throughout the body, even in the very smallest ones, like those found in the retina. It’s also been known that chronic high blood pressure can lead to stroke.
Up to now, the methods used to find out for sure whether a patient with high blood pressure is going to have a stroke any time soon have been invasive.
It’s always better if is a non-invasive method, and the Singapore study found that it could be something called retinal photography. It involves taking a picture of your eye, it gives a very accurate result and it’s completely non-invasive.
Changes in the blood vessels of the retina are a giveaway for high blood pressure, because the changes they can see in the eye are the same changes that happen in the brain. So, the eye can give doctors an early warning system.
In the study, people with high blood pressure were followed for more than 13 years and researchers labelled effects on their eyes (called hypertensive retinopathy) as severe, mild, or none.
People with severe retinopathy had a 137% higher risk of having a stroke than those with none. Mild retinopathy meant they were 35% more likely to suffer from a stroke.
This looks really promising, but it’s still early days. More research is needed to backup these conclusions.
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