London, August 18 ANI | 1 year ago

A new study has found that high level of stress at work raises the risk of type 2 diabetes by 45 percent.

According to, nearly half the people studied with high job strain had a 45 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people with low job strain.

The study, which used the Karasek job content questionnaire to measure work strain, also found that one in five workers was affected by high mental strain at work.

Lead researcher Prof Karl-Heinz Ladwig said that keeping in view the huge health implications of stress-related disorders, preventive measures to prevent common diseases such as diabetes should also begin at this point.

(Posted on 18-08-2014)

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