Working the night shift linked to weight gain, study finds

November 17, 2014 7:59 PM

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Working the night shift linked to weight gain, study finds

Night shift workers may expend less energy and be more prone to weight gain than people who have normal work schedules, reveals a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder studied 14 healthy adults who spent six days at the university hospital’s Clinical and Translational Research Center. For the first two days of their stay, they slept at night and stayed awake during the day. After that, they reversed their routin...

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