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Shift work is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, study shows

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4804 (Published 25 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4804
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Shift work is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a meta-analysis that showed the highest risk was in men and in people working rotating shift patterns.1

Research has previously shown that, compared with working a standard daytime work schedule, shift work—which is defined as working irregular or unusual working hours—is associated with a higher risk of breast cancer …

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