Job Strain Linked to Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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Job Strain Linked to Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Job Strain Linked to Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

(HealthDay News) — Stress at work may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research published in Diabetes Care.

Solja T. Nyberg, MSc, of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in Helsinki, and colleagues conducted a pooled analysis of data for 124,808 men and women free of diabetes at baseline. The researchers sought to assess the association between job strain and risk for incident type 2 diabetes.

The researchers found that, after multivariable adjustment, individuals with job strain, compared with those without job strain, had an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes (HR=1.15; 95% CI, 1.06-1.25) for both men (HR=1.19; 95% CI, 1.06-1.34) and women (HR=1.13; 95% CI, 1.00-1.28). 

Stratified analysis showed that job strain was associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes among those with healthy and unhealthy lifestyle habits.

"In conclusion, we show a modest but robust association between job strain and the development of type 2 diabetes irrespective of lifestyle risk factors such as obesity and physical inactivity," the researchers wrote.

Two study authors have received income for other work related to job stress.

Reference

  1. Nyberg ST et al. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(8):2268-2275.
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