Shift Work and Diabetes Risk

Women who worked at least three night shifts per month (in addition to days and evenings in the same month) for 20 or more years experienced a 58% increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes compared with those who did not rotate shifts. Those who had less than 10 years of rotating shifit work experienced a 5% increase, while the risk rose to 40% among those with 10-19 years. This data comes from the Nurses Health Study I and II and was adjusted for weight gain and smoking.

PositiveTip: Regularity in life seems to afford significant benefits. Choosing to avoid the unecessary disruptions is good for your health!