work pressure and diabetes

Work pressure & its relationship with diabetes

Those who are under a high level of pressure at work and at the same time perceive little control over the activities they perform face an about 45 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

“In view of the huge health implications of stress-related disorders, preventive measures to prevent common diseases such as diabetes should therefore also begin at this point,” said Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig from Helmholtz Zentrum MAnchen, German Research Center for Environmental Health.

Roughly one in five people in employment are affected by high levels of mental stress at work.

The scientists examined data prospectively collected from more than 5,300 employed individuals aged between 29 and 66.

At the start of the study, none of the participants had diabetes, while in the post-observation period, which covered an average of 13 years, almost 300 of them were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
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Not that we need another reason to play with office toys, but if there’s even the slightest change it can help reduce diabetes why wouldn’t you?