Working 55 Hours or More and Low Wages Can Cause Type 2 Diabetes

September 26, 2014 6:01 PM

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Working 55 Hours or More and Low Wages Can Cause Type 2 Diabetes

Health experts have found out that people who work long hours are at a higher risk of developing health problems. There have been efforts to find a link between working long hours and Type 2 diabetes. So far, the results have not been clear. A study found that those working 53 hours per week are more at risk of diabetes. Those who worked in offices, but worked more than 55 hours than the previous group did not have a higher chance of being diagnosed with diabetes. Researchers reviewed data from the Japanese workforce.

To find out why laborers were at higher risk than those who work at offices, a team of researchers looked at data from workers. The data included 222,120 workers from Europe, Australia, United States and Japan. Up to 68% of them worked more than 55 hours each week.

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