| GEO Health|
| Women under 50 face work stress risk: study|
| Updated at: 1554 PST, Thursday, May 06, 2010|
COPENHAGEN: Stress at work raises the risk of heart disease for women under 50, a study of more than 12,000 nurses suggests.
Danish research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine concludes work pressure has a greater effect on young women than those in their 50s and 60s.
It suggests other risk factors may play a bigger role in the development of heart disease for older women.
The British Heart Foundation says people facing stress at work should try to tackle it in a positive way.
There is a lot of evidence indicating that stress at work raises the risk of heart disease in men, but there has been much less research examining the impact on women.
In this study, the researchers asked more than 12,000 female nurses aged between 45 and 64 about pressure at work and tracked their health for 15 years up to 2008.
If you feel under pressure you should try and tackle it in a positive way and get active during work hours.