Navigation Links
Physically Demanding Work Raises Heart Risk in Unfit Men: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Physically unfit men who do heavy work may be at increased risk for fatal heart attack, a new study says.

It also found that income did not influence this risk, even though men in lower socioeconomic levels are more likely to have lifestyle risk factors such as obesity and smoking.

Danish researchers compared men in lower and higher socioeconomic levels. Thirty percent of the men in the lower socioeconomic group did heavy physical work, compared with 3.5 percent of those in the higher socioeconomic group.

Men in the lower social classes had a 14 percent long-term risk for death from ischemic heart disease (such as heart attack) compared with about 9 percent for those in the higher social classes.

But poor physical fitness, not low social class, was the main risk factor. Overall, men with poor fitness who did heavy work were nearly three times more likely to die from ischemic heart disease than those who did light physical work. Fit men who did heavy work were about 40 percent less likely to die from heart disease than unfit men who did heavy work.

"These observations indicate that physical fitness is a protector of or a risk modifier among men exposed to high physical loads on their cardiovascular system," wrote Andreas Holtermann, of Bispebjerg University Hospital in Copenhagen, and colleagues.

The study appears in the November issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers a guide to a healthy heart.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, news release, Nov. 16, 2011

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Moving closer to outdoor recreation not a recipe for being more physically active
2. Demanding Relatives May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age
3. Red Cross Raises More Than $32 Million Via Mobile Giving Program
4. Plumbs Pedal Power Raises Over 6000 for Charity
5. Dominos Pizza(R) Raises Record Amount for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital
6. TFAH Praises New County Health Rankings Report
7. Obesity -- mild or severe -- raises kidney stone risk
8. Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy Raises Gestational Diabetes Risk
9. ACEP Raises Alarm over Emergency Department Closures
10. ANF Groups Tour de Broward Raises Money for Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital
11. DNC Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Praises President Obamas Leadership on Bipartisan Health Reform Summit
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with growing ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color brings ... users can now reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful panels. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in ... ways they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered ... The American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a ... they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency ... its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. Ogunleye ... M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. Ogunleye ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are ... many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data derived ... Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the market ... of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... report to their offering. ... favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing ... serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The ... sales considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 , , , ... 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , , , ... , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s ... Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program ... global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: