Hourly Wage Linked With Hypertension Risk: Study

The amount you make per hour could play a role in your heart health, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, found an association between earning low hourly wages and an increased hypertension risk, particularly among two groups of people: younger adults between 25 and 44, and women. Hypertension increases risk of deadly conditions like stroke and heart attack. The findings, published in the European Journal of Public Health, were surprising since these two groups are “not typically associated with hypertension, which is more often linked with being older and male,” study researcher J. Paul Leigh, a professor of public health sciences at the university, said in a statement. “Our outcome shows that women and younger employees working at the lowest pay scales should be screened regularly for hypertension as well.”Read More…
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