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Research: Salary Increase Up to 50 percent Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

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By: Farida Noris, Jakarta – In some cases, having lots of money just doesn't make people happy. But when financial conditions are running low, happiness can go away.

Similarly, the small salary received by workers. When sincere work is paid with a minus salary, it feels very painful.

Reporting from CNN, a study uploaded in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that higher salaries can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Whereas salary cuts can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by 17 percent.

The research team from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School conducted a study of 9,000 participants with an age range between 45-64 years over an age range of 17 years.

Researchers found that people whose salaries rose by 50 percent over a period of six years had a 15 percent lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Meanwhile, people whose pay drops by 50 percent have a 17 percent higher risk of developing the disease.

The researchers concluded, this could happen because when wages are low or lowered, people might not have enough money to go to the gym, feel more anxious, eat more junk food which ends with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

The study mentioned that cardiovascular disease suffered, among others, myocardial infarction (MI), fatal coronary heart disease, heart failure, or stroke.

One researcher and public health expert revealed that low salaries could cause changes in eating habits. In addition, people with financial stress are more likely to eat cheap and high-calorie foods.

"Alcohol and tobacco are also linked, increasing stress and depression can also pose cardiovascular risks," he was quoted as saying by World of Buzz.

It's just that this research still needs further research. This initial research is limited to the relationship between changes in income and the incidence of cardiovascular disease.

(FAR / INI-Network)

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