|Document ID (ISN)||111660|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Wang X.S., Armstrong M.E., Cairns B.J., Key T.J., Travis R.C.
||Shift work and chronic disease: The epidemiological evidence
||2011, Vol.61, p.78-89. 77 ref.
||Shift_work.pdf [in English]
||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.
||shift work; chronic diseases; risk factors
||breast cancer; diabetes mellitus; cardiovascular diseases; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Cancer and carcinogens
Hours of work