Years of night-shifts linked to women’s risk of heart disease, cancer

January 21, 2015 6:43 PM

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(Reuters Health) – A large study that tracked thousands of nurses over decades suggests many years of night-shift work may raise a woman’s risk of dying from heart disease or certain cancers.

The women on rotating night shifts for six years and longer were 19-23 percent more likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 11 percent more likely to die of any cause than those with little or no night-shift work. Women with 15 years or more on rotating night shifts also had a 25 percent incre...

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