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Big bosses less likely to suffer heart attack
25 September 2012 02:19 PM
New research has suggests that workers higher up the food chain suffer less stress. Their 'heightened sense of control' means they suffer from less anxiety, reports the Daily Mail.
The study, carried out by Harvard University, looked at almost 150 bosses and their cortisol levels.
Researchers said the findings were true for all ages, gender and ethnic backgrounds, suggesting leadership levels are a strong determining factor in stress - but not in the way we might've expected. The more powerful you are, the less likely you are to suffer.
Earlier this month research also showed that being bossed around at worked increases the risk of a heart attack by 23 per cent and that long working hours may increase heart disease risk.
So not only do those big bosses have the money and power, but a happy, healthy heart as well.
How do you feel about your boss now?