A recent Danish study shows that people who are harassed, harassed, or abused at work are at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases of the brain, including heart attacks and stroke.
The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and published its results in the latest issue of the European Heart Journal.
To achieve the results of the study, researchers monitored 79,000 and 201 men and women working in Denmark and Sweden, aged 18 to 65 years.
Participants did not have a history of cardiovascular disease and stroke prior to the start of the study, and participants were observed from 1995 to 2011.
When participants were enrolled in the study, they were asked about the degree of their susceptibility to bullying and violence in the workplace, the frequency of their experience and information on the number of cases of vascular diseases, heart disease and brain diseases that occurred among participants during the study.
The researchers found that those exposed to harassment, violence, threats of violence and intimidation at work have a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, which range from 25 to 59 percent compared to their peers who have not been subjected to violence and harassment.
The researchers found that the greater the bullying or violence, the greater the risk of cardiovascular disease.
According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are at the forefront of global causes of death, with more deaths than any other cause of death.
About 17.3 million people die of heart disease each year, which accounts for 30 percent of the world's total mortality each year. By 2030, 23 million people are expected to die of heart disease every year, WHO said.