from the BBC News – Shift workers ‘risking’ Type 2 diabetes and obesity

As someone who works shifts and has type-2 diabetes this story came as a bit of a shock. Could this be the reason I developed diabetes?

Perhaps, but I cannot look back at the reasons why I have the disease, I can only look forward to controlling my condition and perhaps helping people avoid the trials and tribulations of a diabetic lifestyle by sharing whatever knowledge comes my way.

from the BBC News website:

Shift workers getting too little sleep at the wrong time of day may be increasing their risk of diabetes and obesity, according to researchers.

The team is calling for more measures to reduce the impact of shift working following the results of its study.

Researchers controlled the lives of 21 people, including meal and bedtimes.

The results, published in Science Translational Medicine, showed changes to normal sleep meant the body struggled to control sugar levels.

Some participants even developed early symptoms of diabetes within weeks.

Shift work has been associated with a host of health problems.

Doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in the US, were trying to study its effects in a controlled environment.

Continue reading via BBC News – Shift workers ‘risking’ Type 2 diabetes and obesity.


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