Rotating work schedules linked to type 2 diabetes

By Anna Norris

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Rotating work schedules linked to type 2 diabetes

July 25, 2014 Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 12:40 PM EDT

(WBNG News) Recent studies show that working overnight hours or rotating shifts may lead to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.

In a study published in the journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, researchers found working rotating shifts, rather than consistent daytime work hours, was associated with a 42 percent increased risk for type 2 diabetes.

Overall, they concluded that people working unconventional schedules, especially overnights, may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by of 9 percent.

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