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Document ID (ISN)110856
CIS number 10-0436
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lowden A., Moreno C., Holmbäck U., Lennernäs M., Tucker P.
Title Eating and shift work - Effects on habits, metabolism and performance
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, Vol.36, No.2, p.150-162. Illus. 96 ref.
Abstract Compared to day workers, shift workers are at higher risk of a range of metabolic disorders and diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, peptic ulcers, gastrointestinal problems, failure to control blood sugar levels and metabolic syndrome. At least some of these complaints may be linked to the quality of the diet and irregular timing of eating; however other factors that affect metabolism are likely to play a part, including psychosocial stress, disrupted circadian rhythms, sleep debt, physical inactivity, and insufficient time for rest and revitalization. This literature survey examined studies on food and nutrition among shift workers. The discussion focuses on the quality of existing dietary assessment data, nutritional status parameters (particularly in obesity), the effect of circadian disruptions, and the possible implications for performance at work. Dietary guidelines as a basis for managing the nutrition of shift workers are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; obesity; body weight; nutrition; dietary errors; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) circadian rhythm; work capacity; personal hygiene; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Hours of work
Metabolic diseases
Gastrointestinal diseases
Cardiovascular diseases