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Your first job could be an indicator of your heart health later in life.
Researchers performed a health and socioeconomic study of more than 12,000 British study participants over the span of several decades.
Subjects (age, 16-24) who entered professional occupations or managerial jobs measured favorably at age 46 in a series of cardiovascular health metrics.
Eleanor Winpenny, co-study author, says the disparity could be due to the healthy or unhealthy habits formed during early adulthood.
“The continued education group of early adulthood have a lower risk of heart attacks and less likelihood of dying from cardiovascular illness in later life,” - Winpenny.
Early adulthood seemed to impact cardiovascular health significantly more than any participant’s current job or income level.
Results suggest a need for employers to provide early support for young adults.
Study by University of Cambridge, Bristol, and UCL published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.