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Job Stress Called Peril to Women Too

December 20, 1987|From Reuters

LONDON — High stress jobs that drive men to an early grave could kill their wives as well, according to a British psychologist.

Ben Fletcher says his research shows the strain from a man's job can be psychologically passed on to his wife--and the disease that eventually kills him also kills her.

Among those most at risk are women married to high-flying businessmen, lawyers, policemen and male nurses.

"Just how these stresses are passed to the wife is still a mystery, but the idea that marrying the job means marrying the risks may make some women think twice," Fletcher told reporters.

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