Think smoking's bad for your health? It's got nothing on your job.

According to new research, job burnout and stress—dealing with emotional, mental and physical exhaustion from your work—makes you a prime candidate for heart problems.

Those who were identified as being in the top 20 percent of the burnout scale were found to have a (yikes!) 79 percent increased risk of coronary heart disease—an accumulation of plaque in arteries that can lead to angina or heart attacks—according to researchers from Tel Aviv University.

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