Work, Lipids, and Fibrinogen (WOLF) Study
The WOLF study is a prospective cohort study that was started to analyze the role of adverse occupational conditions in cardiovascular risk and disease development in employed Swedish men and women. Occupational health units carried out baseline screening of employees from approximately 60 companies from 1992 to 1998, including a clinical exam and blood samples. The initial study of 10,382 subjects from WOLF found no associations between job strain and serum total cholesterol and plasma fibrinogen (Alfredsson et al. 2002). Additional studies have examined relationships between cardiac risk and leisure time (Fransson et al. 2003) and managerial leadership behaviors (Nyberg et al. 2009).
References and Further Reading
- Fransson, E. I., Alfredsson, L. S., de Faire, U. H., Knutsson, A., & Westerholm, P. J. (2003). Leisure time, occupational and household physical activity, and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in working men and women: The WOLF study. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 31, 324–333.CrossRefGoogle Scholar