Better Social Standing Results in Health Gains

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 13, 2011 at 11:50 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
A recent research has suggested that when you climb the social ladder due to better job and economic progress, it does wonders for health.

 Better Social Standing Results in Health Gains
Better Social Standing Results in Health Gains

A Swedish study has pointed that those brought up in disadvantaged households and moved up in the social scene due to better education and opportunities had fewer incidences of high blood pressure than those who continued to remain in an underprivileged set up.


"The risk of hypertension associated with the low parental social status could be modified by social status later in life,' says Dr Lovisa Hogberg of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.


'There is increasing evidence that improving people's socioeconomic status can help improve their health awareness and reduce the health risks associated with their environment. Action is needed at a national and local level to close the heart health gap between affluent and deprived group, and to make sure people aren't left behind ,' says Cathy Ross, a senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation.

Source: Medindia

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