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Working 45 hours a week increases the risk of diabetes in women

6-7-2018

A recent study by researchers from the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital in Canada has shown that working over 45 hours in a week could increase the risk of diabetes type 2 in women, while it protects men against the disease, An Nahar reported today. On the study, Dr. Mahee Gilbert-Ouimet head of the research team said that findings have been reached after tracking the health of 2,065 workers aged between 35 to 74 years over a period of 12 years, noting that it is the first time researchers study the extent to which long working hours contributed to developing Type 2 diabetes. Gilbert-Ouimet also maintained that 10% of participants in the study developed Type 2 diabetes, noting that the risk to develop the disease was rare among men, and rarely was it associated with their lifestyle. As for women, the study showed that those who usually work 45 hours or more a week had a 63% higher risk than women who work between 35 to 40 hours. (An Nahar, July 6, 2018)

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