(Reuters Health) - Walking away or
letting things pass may be an unhealthy way to deal with unfair treatment on
the job, research from
Men who reported using such
"covert" coping strategies were more than twice as likely to have a
heart attack or die from heart disease over the next 10 years, Dr. Constanze Leineweber of the
Stress Research Institute at
Men who bottle up their anger at being unfairly treated at work are up to five times more likely to suffer a heart attack, or even die from one, than those who let their frustration show, a Swedish study has found.
The study by the Stress Research Institute of Stockholm University followed 2,755 employed men who had not suffered any heart attacks from 1992 to 2003.
At the end of the study, 47 participants had either suffered an attack, or died from heart disease and many of those had been found to be "covertly coping" with unfair treatment at work. (Read entire article)