More health risks for women with mentally tiring jobs

Posted at 5:00 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 19:00:15-04
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A recent study suggests mentally tiring jobs might be bad for a woman’s health.

French researchers followed more than 70,000 women for 22 years. Nearly a quarter of those women reported their jobs were mentally tiring at the start of the study.

Those women were 21 percent more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes compared to women who did not consider their jobs mentally draining.

Type 2 diabetes could lead to heart attacks, strokes, blindness, and kidney failure.

Nearly 75 percent of the women in the study were teachers.