Reducing brain power? Blame it on long shifts

November 4, 2014 6:34 AM

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Reducing brain power? Blame it on long shifts

A new study suggests that working abnormal hours for a prolonged period of time (also called shift work) could harm the body as well as the brain. The study has been published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

An international team of researchers, led by Dr Jean-Claude Marquie, from the University of Toulouse, France, studied more than 3,000 workers from southern France and tested their mental abilities thrice in 10 years. At the time of the first test, participants in this study were 32, 42, 52 and 62 ye...

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