Rotating night shift work linked to all-cause, CVD and lung cancer mortality

January 5, 2015 4:01 PM

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Rotating night shift work linked to all-cause, CVD and lung cancer mortality

Shift work has been strongly associated with greater risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer. A 2013 study, for example, found women who work night shifts may be more likely to develop ovarian cancer. And in 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) even classed night shift work as a potential carcinogen because it disrupts the body's circadian rhythm.

This latest study, according to the international team of researchers, adds to the increasing evidence that shift work may be detrimental to health and longevity.

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