A violent working place can increase the chances of heart and blood vessel problems
Workplace bullying and violence increase risk of cardiovascular disease - short science news

People who experience violence or bullying at work are at higher risk of heart disease and cardiovascular issues, according to a new research study.

The researchers analyzed data from 79,201 working individuals in Denmark and Sweden, aged 18 to 65, with no history of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The scientists found a strong correlation between violent episodes at work and the incidence of cardiovascular diseases.

The study is purely observational so it doesn’t show that bullying or violence directly cause cardiovascular problems. Next, the researchers will study the biological and behavioral mechanisms behind this observation.

Read the full story: European Society of Cardiology
Scientific publication: European Heart Journal