Toronto: Hardworking cause cancer and other diseases in men, study says. For men, prolonged exposure to work-related stress has been linked to an increased likelihood of lung, colon, rectal and stomach cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a new study has warned.
Researchers from the Universite de Montreal in Canada conducted a survey on this subject says, were observed in men who had been exposed to 15 to 30 years of work-related stress, and in some cases, more than 30 years. A link between work-related stress and cancer was not found in participants who had held stressful jobs for less than 15 years, researchers said. They said most of the participants in the survey, who is working throughout a day, with high stress holding these kinds of diseases.
The study also shows that perceived stress is not limited to high work load and time constraints. Customer service, sales commissions, responsibilities, the participant's anxious temperament, job insecurity, financial problems, challenging or dangerous work conditions, employee supervision, interpersonal conflict and a difficult commute were all sources of stress listed by the participants.
The most stressful jobs included fire fighter, industrial engineer, aerospace engineer, and mechanic foreman and vehicle and railway-equipment repair worker. For the same individual, stress varied depending on the job held. Researchers were able to document changes in perceived work-related stress.
The psychological stress should leads to chronicle health issue.
According to the research published in the journal Preventive Medicine says, these results are as yet unsubstantiated because they are based on a summary assessment of work-related stress for a given job. Now needed for the epidemiological studies based on reliable stress measurements, repeated over time and that take all sources of stress in to account, they added.