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Document ID (ISN)112006
CIS number 11-0731
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Szosland D.
Title Shift work and metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus and ischaemic heart disease
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2010, Vol.23, No.3, p.287-291. 37 ref.
Internet access Shift_work_and_metabolic_syndrome.pdf [in English]
Abstract Shift work is associated with several health problems, such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. This literature survey concludes that these diseases are possibly due to an impairment of biological rhythm. The metabolic syndrome is a complex of interrelated risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Higher prevalence of the metabolic syndrome has been demonstrated among shift workers. Rotating shift work has an impact on each component of metabolic syndrome. Shift work might also have an impact on metabolic variables, and be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Only a few studies reported prevalence of impaired glucose metabolism and diabetes mellitus in relation to shift work. There is rather strong evidence in favour of association between shift work and coronary heart disease and that has been repeatedly demonstrated over 20 years of research. Recent data increasingly reveal relations between shift work and plasma resistin, ghrelin, leptin and adiponectin.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; metabolic diseases; diabetes mellitus; coronary diseases; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) proteins; determination in blood; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
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