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Longer work days may increase diabetes risk in women

Women who work at least 45 hours in a week have a higher risk of developing diabetes than women who work 35 to 40 hours, according to a 12-year study of 7,065 Canadian workers reported in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. None of the subjects had diabetes when the study was initiated, but by the end of study, 8% of the women and 12% of the men had become diabetic, with women working long hours 63% more likely to develop diabetes than those with shorter hours.

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