UC Davis researchers assessed the connection. From the news release:
"Retirement-aged Americans who held higher-status jobs — such as chief executives, financial managers and management analysts — tend to have the lowest rates of hypertension, while those who had lower-status jobs tend to have the highest rates."
We suspected as much.
Here's the abstract from the study, published in the June issue of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
-- Tami Dennis
Photo: If you're worried about your blood pressure, a promotion or two might be the way to go. Credit: Los Angeles Times