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Job-Related Stress Could Reduce Your Life By Years, Study

Update Date: Nov 02, 2015 08:36 AM EST

A new study shows that stress in the office is killing---and can even reduce your years, according to Harvard and Stanford researchers.

While some workers have lost six months to work-related stress, others have lost three years.

Scientists classified the group into 18 different sections according to their race, education and sex. Ten different workplace factors included the number of office hours, health insurance and unemployment to check the impact of office hours on life.

Stress tended to vary according to the race, education, gender and residence. They also factored "unemployment, layoffs, lack of health insurance and having little control over one's job", reported The Washington Post.

Those who had lower levels of education tended to lose more years due to stressful work environments.

Blacks and Hispanics lost more years to stress than whites, as black men with 12 or fewer years of education lost more years due to stress, noted CNBC.

Employees with lower levels of education undewent only between five and 10 percent reduction in life due to stress in the workplace, as contrasted to 12-19 percent for employees who had lower levels of education, according to the study.

Some scientists in other areas said that people could even lose up to 33 years due to stress, according to CBS.

The study was published in the October issue of the journal Health Affairs.

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