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The links between exposure to work-related psychosocial risk factors and cardiovascular disease

This discussion paper explores the links between psychosocial risk factors and increased risk of heart disease and stroke. This includes the impact work-related stress can have on unhealthy lifestyle habits which can in turn impact cardiovascular health. It also considers the contribution of a favourable work-related psychosocial work environment as a protective factor against cardiovascular disease

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Chronic disease Managing employee illnesses Psychological health and safety Psychologically healthy workplaces