Job Insecurity May Affect Your Heart Health

In today’s economic state of volatile employment, it’s no wonder that people have become so unhealthy. Not only is diet and exercise a direct contributor to your health, but your employment status is also a direct contributor to your diet and exercise levels.

A new study finds that people who endure large swings in income over the years are much more likely to develop heart disease or suffer a premature death.

People who had the most volatile incomes between 1990 and 2005 were a little more than twice as likely to develop heart disease and 78% more likely to die from any cause during the following decade, compared with people with the most stable incomes, Elfassy and her colleagues found.

Further, people who suffered two or more income drops during that same period were 2.5 times more likely to develop heart disease and 92% more likely to die from any cause, compared with those who never had their income go down, the study findings showed.

The study only found an association and couldn’t prove that income fluctuations caused health issues. read more at health24.com

 

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