Shift Workers Experience 9% Increase of Type 2 Diabetes

Chinese researchers recently reported that “shift workers” are 9% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes when compared to people that work “regular office hours.” The increase was shown to be even more dramatic for men and women who work “rotating shifts.” Those working rotating shifts had a 42% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers attributed the increased risk to weight gain caused by “disputed sleep patterns and inconsistent hormone levels.”

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