Working the night shift can increase your risk of having type 2 diabetes

The study found that people working irregular or rotating shifts with usual night shifts were 44 per cent more likely to have Type 2 diabetes. In addition, compared to day workers, all shift workers were more likely to have type 2 diabetes

Working the night shift can increase your risk of having type 2 diabetesShift workers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes regardless of their genetic risk, according to new research. Shift work has long been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, with weight gain and poor sleep quality among the outcomes of shift work which can encourage unhealthy habits such as eating at […]

Circadian rhythm disruption could lead to tumour growth

Disrupting normal circadian rhythms promotes tumour growth and suppresses the effects of a tumour-fighting drug, according to a new study publishing April 30 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology

Circadian rhythm disruption could lead to tumour growthThe study was done by Yool Lee, Amita Sehgal, and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. The results provide mechanistic support for ‘chronotherapy,’ the delivery of cancer drugs timed to the endogenous circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms regulate many aspects of physiology from the organismic to the subcellular levels. Disruption of circadian rhythms, whether through jet […]

Working shifts can raise risk of reduce foetal growth and prolonged pregnancies, says study

The study suggests that exposure to rotating night and day shifts, even if only in early pregnancy, may adversely affect maternal metabolic and pregnancy outcomes

Working shifts can raise risk of reduce foetal growth and prolonged pregnancies, says studyNew research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates shift work exposure in mothers can result in reduced foetal growth and longer pregnancies, even when the shift work is only carried out early in pregnancy. Shift work interferes with normal patterns of sleep activity, eating times and exposure to light. Shift workers are at increased […]

Doing night shifts? You are putting good health to sleep

Employees clocking in for evening, overnight or other irregular shifts -- what's known as shift work -- are at a higher risk for a host of health problems. As the shift work disrupts the body’s circadian rhythms and causes them to become out of sync with the external environment or behavioral cycles

Doing night shifts? You are putting good health to sleepThe number of employees heading for night shifts in BPOs and call centres are increasing; as attractive salaries draw youngsters to jobs where they have to work night shifts. This could pose a danger not only to the employees working in BOP or call centre, but other professions also which require people to work during night, […]