The unemployed have a higher risk of heart attack due to unemployment, loss of jobs and several short periods without work.

According to research published in Archives of Internal Medicine , being unemployed increases the risk of heart attack. The report by researchers at Duke University (USA) reports that unemployment, loss of jobs and several short periods without work may be associated with an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction.

Unemployment increases the risk of myocardial

Being unemployed is harmful to health according to latest research. A few months ago, a report of the Spanish Society for the Study of Anxiety and Stress (SEAS) claimed that the unemployed are more prone to panic attacks and agoraphobia that those with a job. Now, new research examines how job insecurity affects prolonged cardiac health. With respect to research in cardiology, a study published in the British medical journal British Medical Journal (BMJ ), shows that work at night increases the risk of heart attacks.

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For his part, Dr. Jose Ramon Gonzalez, Head of Cardiology Hospital of Santiago and president-elect of the Spanish Society of Cardiology (SEC) said the risk of heart attack or stroke increases by 40% in the morning, during the Congress of Cardiovascular Diseases of the SEC, held in Seville. Now, a U.S. research has also shown that being unemployed increases the risk of heart attack, as is clear from the study by researchers at Duke University in North Carolina (USA).

Try 13,451 American adults between 51 and 75 years

Scientists authors of this study, led by Professor Mathew E. Dupre, examined the relationship between the different dimensions of unemployment and the risk of heart attack 13 451 U.S. adults between 51 and 75 years in the National Health and Retirement, with biennial follow-up interviews from 1992 to 2010.The 14% of people was unemployed at baseline, 69.7% had one or more jobs and 35.1% accumulated had spent time unemployed. The study group, whose average was 62 years, presented 1061 events of heart attack (7.9%).

Risks increase from a loss of employment for four or more

Statistical analysis indicated that the risk of myocardial infarction was significantly higher among the unemployed (with a risk ratio of 1.35) and risk gradually increased from a loss of employment (1.22) to four or more losses employment earnings (1.63) compared to no.