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Working the Night Shift Puts Women at Higher Risk for Diabetes

Is working the night shift bad for you?

At least for women, it might be. This study found that working the night shift for a prolonged period of time modestly increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes for women. (This study did not look at the effect on men.) Previous studies have shown that working the night shift interrupts circadian rhythms and is associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome and glucose dysregulation (abnormalities in regulating blood glucose). This study, however, found that even after adjusting for BMI, the risk for type 2 was still modestly higher.  

ADA Scientific Sessions (257-OR) June 26, 2011