night shift work

Working Women Increase Risk of Developing Diabetes

by Mark Benson on December 9, 2011

Risks for development of diabetes in women

According to a recent study, women that work on an irregular rotating schedule where there are three or more night shifts per month aside from the day and evening work hours have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes compared to others women that work in normal shifts of either day or evenings.

This conclusion was reached after a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health. Another finding includes the increased risk of weight gain when working on rotating night shift work for extended number of years. This also is a contributory factor in the eventual development of Type 2 diabetes. [click to continue…]

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