Saturday, June 9, 2007

Unfair treatment can kill, says British researh

People who feel unfairly treated are at a greater risk of a heart attack and in worse overall physical and mental health, according to research from the UK and Finland, says this story on the website of the Men's Health Forum for England and Wales.

This was a major study - researchers followed 8,298 London-based civil servants for an average of 11 years – and after adjustments were made for age, sex and other factors, people who reported higher levels of unfair treatment:

  • were 55% more likely to have a heart attack or to have developed heart disease/chest pain during the follow-up period.
  • 46% more likely to report poor physical health and
  • 54% more likely to have poor mental health.....

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