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.
From JAMA’s Daily News Site. JAMA. 2014;312(9):881. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10558