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OCT 18, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Even Some Shift Work May Raise Diabetes Risk

People who do shift work may have a higher risk of diabetes -- even those who eventually return to a daytime work schedule, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that any amount of shift work, whether it's just a few years or an entire lifetime's worth, is linked with a higher risk of diabetes. "We ought to recognize that there is a health cost to society of exposing large numbers of people to night shift work," study researcher Timothy H. Monk, Ph.D., D.Sc., a professor of psychiatry at the university's School of Medicine, said in a statement. "Steps ... Read More

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