Night shift increases the risk of poorer health
Diabetes and heart risk increased due to shift work - interesting science news

Atleast 20% of the population works in night shifts, especially in the healthcare and transportation sector. This is a major healthcare problem which isn’t getting its due attention for several years now.

Now, researchers have found out that shift work negatively impacts the way triglycerides are metabolized in the body as well as the way sugars are used. The study compared those who regularly did night shifts and those who didn’t and found that the former had higher levels of blood sugar and triglyceride levels.

This study shows the long term impact of shift work and its impact on hart disease, diabetes and obesity in the future.

Read the full story: The Physiological Society (via ScienceDaily)
Scientific publication: Experimental Physiology

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