Hassles at work do not shoot up blood pressure, say scientists, dismissing notions that job stress lead to high blood pressure. Samuel J. Mann, professor of clinical medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, reviewed dozens of studies on the subject and found that the evidence that workplace stress has a lasting effect on blood pressure is very weak and very inconsistent, reported Newswise. "When you realise that doctors may be advising patients to quit or change jobs to help them avoid hypertension, it's clear that this misconception can have life-altering effects," Mann points out. In his review, Mann analysed data from 48 studies on job stress and blood pressure, all published in English-language journals from 1982 to 2004. Overall, more than 100,000 people were included in the trials. Mann found that most studies actually found no relationship between job stress and blood pressure, and that findings were very weak in most of the studies that did report a relationship. --Edited IANS << Multiple Sclerosis Patient Seeks Help of Stem Cells Bird Flu: Fact or Fiction >> Recommended Reading Blood Pressure Chart Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood flowing through your blood vessels against the vessel walls. Just by entering you age, you can get the accurate range of blood pressure value. READ MORE Andropause / Male Menopause Andropause or male menopause causing low libido in a man is due to decreasing level of male hormones, like testosterone. Symptoms of andropause are depression, irritability. READ MORE Diet and High Blood Pressure High blood pressure or hypertension is defined as a blood pressure of above 140 mm Hg (systolic) and or 90mm Hg (diastolic). READ MORE Heart Attack- Lifestyle risks Heart attack is the death of the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply. Simple guidelines to avoid heart attack are listed. READ MORE Is Your Man Moody? Women get confused by the behavior of men in their lives. It is time they realize that men too have frequent mood swings. READ MORE Palpitations And Arrhythmias Palpitations are unpleasant sensation of one’s own heartbeat. READ MORE Stress and the Gender Divide Stress has become entwined in the current lifestyle of a young working couple and has resulted in the rise in incidence of hypertension, diabetes and psychosomatic illnesses. READ MORE Thalassemia Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder passed on through parental genes causing the body to produce abnormal hemoglobin. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Post-Nasal Drip Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Drug Side Effects Calculator More News on: ThalassemiaPalpitations And ArrhythmiasDiet Lifestyle and Heart DiseaseDiet and High Blood PressureStress Relief Through Alternative MedicineStress and the Gender DivideAndropause / Male MenopauseQuiz on HypertensionHeart Attack- Lifestyle RisksIs Your Man Moody?