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September 3, 2014

From JAMA’s Daily News Site

JAMA. 2014;312(9):881. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10558

Working irregular hours may increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study.

The study, a meta-analysis based on 12 studies involving 226 652 participants, including 14 595 who had diabetes, found that people who’ve ever had shift-work jobs have a 9% increased risk of developing diabetes compared with those who consistently worked daytime hours. The increased risk was highest, 42%, in people who worked rotating shifts involving daytime, evening, and nighttime hours.

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