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Diabetes

28 June 2011

Night shifts up diabetes risk

Women who often work at night may face higher odds of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Women who often work at night may face higher odds of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Prior studies have suggested that working nights disrupts circadian (day/night) rhythms, and such work has long been associated with obesity, the cluster of cardiovascular risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome," and dysregulation of blood sugar.

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