(NBC NEWS) — A change in your income may be bad for your heart.
Researchers followed nearly 9,000 people from four parts of the country for about 17 years.
Those who experienced a drop in income of at least 50-percent had a higher risk of heart disease.
An increase in pay of at least 50-percent was associated with a lower risk.
The participants were from Jackson, Mississippi, Washington County, Maryland, the suburbs of Minneapolis, and Forsyth County, North Carolina.