Shift-work – the new hazard

Really, who would do shift-work?

Researchers have now discovered that working night shifts – not only increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders and cancer (which we knew already) but also appears to increase the risk of moderate to severe asthma.

To examine the potential relationship between asthma and shift-work, the UK researchers analysed the medical, lifestyle and employment information on over 280, 000 adults, aged 37 to 72 years who were participants in the UK Biobank from 2007 to 2010.

What they found, after adjusting for a whole range of possible confounders, was that shift work, in particular consistent night ...

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