Shift work increases risk of heart disease in female hospital workers

10/23/2011 | DigitalJournal.com

Canadian researchers examined the risk factors for metabolic syndrome of 227 female hospital employees aged 22 to 66 who worked different shifts and found that one in five of them had at least three risk factors that could result in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. They also found that those women who worked 12-hour rotating shifts had the highest risk for developing heart disease. The findings were presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

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