In general, various studies have shown the link between emotional stress and deficiencies in the cardiovascular work of people; However, now a study explains that work stress affects the levels of good and bad cholesterol , so it is associated with an increased risk of dyslipidemias .
According to a study conducted by the Society of Prevention of Ibermutuamur, experts of the Hospital Virgen de la Victoria in Malaga and the University of Santiago de Compostela , there is an association between work stress and the metabolism of fatty acids in the body; specifically, it affects the lipidic profile of a worker.
According to the results of the research published in the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health , workers with work stress are more likely to suffer abnormally high levels of LDL cholesterol (bad) and excessively low levels of HDL cholesterol (good).
"Workers who reported experiencing difficulties in coping with their work during the last twelve months (8.7% of the sample) had a higher risk of suffering dyslipidemia ", Points out Carlos Catalina, clinical psychologist expert in work stress for SINC .
"One of the mechanisms that could explain the relationship between stress and cardiovascular risk could be changes in our lipidic profile , which would mean a greater accumulation of atheromatous plaque (deposit of lipids) in our arteries, "explains Catalina.
In this sense, work stress affects the metabolism of lipoproteins, which can be manifested by an elevation of cholesterol total, low density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglyceride concentrations, as well as a decrease in high density lipoproteins (HDL).