It is healthier to be unemployed than have a stressful job, new research suggests.
Adults who go from being out of work to having a poor-quality job suffer more stress-related health concerns, a study found.
These include having significantly worse blood glucose and cholesterol levels, the research adds.
It also affects fat storage, increases the levels of substances associated with blood clots and causes inflammation, the study found.
High blood and cholesterol levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease, while blood clots can result in deadly pulmonary embolisms. Inflammation has previously been linked to joint damage, gum disease and a higher risk of cancer.
It is healthier to be unemployed than have a stressful job, new research suggests (stock)
Stress makes people sense danger in harmless situations, research revealed earlier this month.
Humans are thought to have learned to identify dangerous scenarios for self-defense, however, certain circumstances can cause people to misidentify such cues.
Researchers found people respond with fear when their stress levels are high.
Suzannah Creech, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas, who was not involved in the study, said: 'These findings provide important laboratory data that helps explain why PTSD