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Document ID (ISN)111660
CIS number 11-0336
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.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. Recent reviews of evidence relating to these hypotheses have focussed on specific diseases or potential mechanisms, but no general summary of the current data on shift work and chronic disease has been published. Systematic and critical reviews and recent original studies were retrieved. The main conclusions are presented in text and tables. 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 for an adverse relationship.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; chronic diseases; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) breast cancer; diabetes mellitus; cardiovascular diseases; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Cancer and carcinogens
Metabolic diseases
Hours of work