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Document ID (ISN)111304
CIS number 10-0880
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wang X.S., Armstrong M.E., Cairns B.J., Key T.J., Travis R.C.
Title Shift work and chronic disease: The epidemiological evidence
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.61, p.78-89. 77 ref.
Internet access Shift_work_and_chronic_disease.pdf [in English]
Abstract Shift work, including night work, has been hypothesized to increase the risk of chronic diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease (CVD), metabolic syndrome and diabetes. The objective of this literature survey was to review recent published data on shift work and chronic disease. Published evidence is suggestive but not conclusive for an adverse association between night work and breast cancer but limited and inconsistent for cancers at other sites and all cancers combined. Findings on shift work, in relation to risks of CVD, metabolic syndrome and diabetes are also suggestive but not conclusive.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; chronic diseases; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiology; cancer; diabetes mellitus; cardiovascular diseases; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
Cancer and carcinogens