Long working hours can increase the risk of Type II Diabetes by 30%, study finds

September 25, 2014 11:09 AM

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Long working hours can increase the risk of Type II Diabetes by 30%, study finds

People from the economically weaker section of the society, who are poorly paid as compared to the well off section of the society and work for 55 hours or more per week are 30% more likely to suffer from Type 2 Diabetes.

A methodical review and meta-analysis of published studies and unpublished data examining the effects of long working hours on Type 2 Diabetes was conducted under the stewardship of Mika Kivimaki, Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, UK, and colleagues.

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