Friday, July 27, 2012

Night Shift Jobs May Increase Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke, Diabetes

The increased risk of vascular disease apparent in night shift workers, regardless of its explanation, suggests that people who do night shift work should be vigilant about risk factor modification.
A variety of factors -- not just the shift work itself -- could be culprit in increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke for people in those occupations. A lack of sleep, poor eating habits and lower levels of physical activity could plague those who work irregular hours and drive up the risk of vascular disease.
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