Working night shifts increases risk of Type II diabetes among black women

January 12, 2015 4:20 PM

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The findings of a new study published in Diabetologia, a journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, have confirmed that working the night shift increases the risk of developing type II diabetes in African American women. The study was carried out to find whether there exists any correlation between working late nights and diabetes and not to find out the reason behind the same.

“The metabolic effects of long-term shift work likely underlie a part of the association with diabetes that we describe and others that strengthen with years of exposure to sleep disruption,” lead author Dr Varsha G Vimalananda from the Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts told Medsca...

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