Business Travel Could Be Bad for the Heart, Study Finds

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  1. sobore
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    A recent study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests that frequent business travelers might be putting excess stress on their hearts.

    During the study, a team from Columbia University analyzed data from more than 13,000 people participating in a corporate wellness program. Nearly 80 percent of the subjects spent at least one night away from home on business while 1 percent were away more than 20 days a month.

    Researchers found that those who traveled more than 20 days per month had a higher body mass index, lower levels of good cholesterol, and higher blood pressure than those classified as “light travelers.”

    Heavy travelers were also three times more likely to report their own health in the “poor” range than other participants.
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    And in related news, please also see:

    So anyone staying home? ;)

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