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Document ID (ISN)111591
CIS number 11-0200
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Li Y., Sato Y., Yamaguchi N.
Title Shift work and the risk of metabolic syndrome - A nested case-control study
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.17, p.154-160. 35 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the association between shift work and the metabolic syndrome (MetS) using a large-scale longitudinal study design. Data were collected from a historical cohort of health checkups in the Japanese population. The baseline survey, which involved 16,952 inhabitants of the Minami Saku area of the Nagano Prefecture, was started in 1978. A nested case-control study was conducted between 1987 and 1990. This analysis was restricted to 6,712 men and women (age range 25-59 years). A conditional logistic regression model was used to estimate the risk of MetS associated with shift work. Compared with the day workers, shift workers had a significantly higher risk of MetS (odds ratio 1.87). It is suggested that the risk of MetS among shift workers be managed by educating this population to adopt suitable dietary habits.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; shift work; metabolic disturbances; cardiovascular disorders; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) body weight; blood sugar level; long-term study; case-control study; cohort study; medical examinations
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Metabolic diseases
Workplace health promotion
Hours of work
Nutrition