Night shifts may raise risk of diabetes

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By: IANS | New Delhi |
Published: February 13, 2018 4:09 pm


Working in night shift may lead to Type 2 diabetes. (Source: Thinkstock image)

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). A study found that people are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, a precursor to cardiovascular diseases. The study found that people working irregular or rotating shifts with usual night shifts were 44 per cent more likely to have Type 2 diabetes. In addition, compared to day workers, all shift workers were more likely to have Type 2 diabetes, except for permanent night shift workers, the researchers mentioned.

“We see a dose-response relationship between the frequency of night shift work and Type 2 diabetes, where the more often people do shift work, the greater their likelihood of…

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