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Document ID (ISN)101267
CIS number 03-215
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nagaya T., Yoshida H., Takahashi H., Kawai M.
Title Markers of insulin resistance in day and shift workers aged 30-59 years
Bibliographic information Oct. 2002, Vol.75, No.8, p.562-568. 40 ref.
Abstract To examine relationships between shift work and markers of insulin resistance (IR), a cross-sectional study was carried out, involving 2,824 day and 826 shift workers. All the subjects were male blue-collar workers aged 30-59 years. Four IR markers were checked. Data concerning the specifics of the job, work schedules and lifestyles were based on self-administered questionnaires. The prevalence of each IR marker was compared between the two worker groups, after adjusting for age, body mass index, job, drinking, smoking and exercise. It was found that the IR syndrome was associated with shift work in workers younger than 50 years. Furthermore, these relations may be underestimated due to broad definitions of shift work and healthy-worker effects.
Descriptors (primary) metabolic process; insulin; exposure tests; work time schedules; shift work
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; healthy worker effect; questionnaire survey; blue-collar workers; cross-sectional study; age-linked differences; confounding factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Hours of work
Biological monitoring