Research: Stress at work affecting more than 7m Britons

Stress at work is affecting more than seven million employees across all sectors in the UK, new research has shown.

According to a study conducted by The Stroke Association - an organisation which funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation for victims of strokes - around 15 per cent of the entire British adult population consider themselves to be "extremely stressed" as 2011 gets underway.

This figure is even higher when just women are concerned, as some 20 per cent of females indicated this is the case for them in comparison to approximately ten per cent of males.

In addition, the body noted that middle-aged people across the country are increasing their risk of suffering a stroke by being overly stressed.

James Beeby, head of corporate fundraising for The Stroke Association, commented that this research is "incredibly worrying" and added that it "emphasises the need for the public to be aware of the dangers of stroke".

Posted by Patrick White

10/01/2011 16:44