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Job stress linked to heart attacks

14 September 2012 Last updated at 11:04 BST

Having a highly demanding job, but little control over it, could be a deadly combination, UK researchers say.

The team based at University College London analysed 13 existing European studies covering nearly 200,000 people.

They found "job strain" was linked to a 23% increased risk of heart attacks and deaths from coronary heart disease.

Co-author of the report, Prof Andrew Steptoe, professor of Epidemiology and Public Health explained the findings.