Investment Banking Is Really Bad for Your Health

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"Every individual [a University of Southern California researcher studying bankers] observed over a decade developed a stress-related physical or emotional ailment within several years on the job," reports The Wall Street Journal. Top ailments include " insomnia, alcoholism, heart palpitations, eating disorders and an explosive temper," as well as Crohn's disease, psoriasis,  and rheumatoid arthritis. And those were the young ones (pictured at left). "There's a reason you don't find an awful lot of old investment bankers," a former Saloman Brothers director told the paper.