15 Jul '11, 12am

Feeling envious of your boss' pay cheque? A 9-year study on wild baboons shows that success comes with high stress

Feeling envious of your boss' pay cheque? A 9-year study on wild baboons shows that success comes with high stress

The results of nine years of research on wild baboons, published in the journal Science, suggest that despite perks like easy access to mates and food, top-ranking males experience similar stress levels as their lowest-rung counterparts. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON - IF YOU'RE feeling envious of your boss' pay cheque, a study out Thursday shows that success comes with high stress, possibly as much as faced by those who have to struggle to find a bite to eat. The results of nine years of research on wild baboons, published in the journal Science, suggest that despite perks like easy access to mates and food, top-ranking males experience similar stress levels as their lowest-rung counterparts. Those in the middle showed lower stress than either the top or bottom ranking males, according to measurements of testosterone and a stress hormone known as glucocorticoid. 'Alpha males ex...

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