Is your job putting you at risk of a heart attack?
As you can imagine, this question has preoccupied epidemiologists and public health specialists for decades. But despite years of research, straightforward or clear answers are not always available for specific job descriptions. The medical literature is usually guarded in its assessment of occupational factors leading to heart disease.
Also, if a certain job is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, the job itself may not be the cause of the problem. For example, risk factors for heart disease (such as smoking) may be more common in certain occupations than in others, making it seem like the job itself imparts the risk.
With this in mind, below are 8 findings that have emerged from years of research: