Working Nights May Raise Diabetes Risk

Working Nights May Raise Diabetes Risk

Night-shift work is linked to an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. British researchers used a large health database to compare diabetes prevalence in 47,286 night-shift workers with that of 224,928 day workers. The database included information on age, sex, race, family history of diabetes, alcohol use, sleep duration, body mass index and other health and behavioral characteristics, as well as diagnoses of diabetes. After controlling for many other factors associated with diabetes, they found that the more often people worked nights, the more likely they were to have diabetes. Compared with day workers, people...

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