How Your Work Shifts Affect Heart Health

By Andrew M. Seaman
(Reuters Health) – People who occasionally work night shifts may be at a slightly increased risk of heart disease, according to a new study.
Nurses in the study who worked at least three nights per month were more likely to develop heart problems over the next 24 years than nurses who stuck to daytime shifts.
“I think it’s an important message because it’s a potentially modifiable risk factor,” said lead author Celine Vetter, of Harvard Medical School andBrigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
For the new study, Vetter and her colleagues used data from more than 189,000 women. About 40

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