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Losing job in last one year ups heart attack risk
Dr KK Aggarwal | 20 Nov 2012

Unemployment is a significant risk factor for acute heart attack said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee and President Heart Care Foundation of India quoting the results of a large cohort study. The risk fades with joblessness lasting more than a year.

Unemployment is a significant risk factor for acute heart attack said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee and President Heart Care Foundation of India quoting the results of a large cohort study. The risk fades with joblessness lasting more than a year.

 

In the Health and Retirement Study, the risk of heart attack for people without work was 1.35 relative to the continuously employed. The risk was especially great among participants with multiple job losses during the nearly 20-year follow-up period. For those with four or more periods of involuntary unemployment, the risk was 1.63.

 

The study was done by Matthew Dupre, PhD, of Duke University, and published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.