Work stress increases risk – (10-24-02)

Work stress and risk of cardiovascular mortality

It is well known that chronic states of stress lead to increased cortisol levels, and this increase in cortisol wreaks havoc on most body systems. One way it does this is by increasing insulin levels, producing abdominal obesity and increasing risk of heart disease. Insomnia, difficulty focusing and hormone disruptions can also be added to the list of detrimental effects of hypercortisolemia. Anyone care to take up a collection for billboards advertsing “stress kills?” Abstracts: Kivimäki et al. 325 (7369): 857 –

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.