|Document ID (ISN)||110851|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Puttonen S., Härmä M., Hublin C.
||Shift work and cardiovascular disease - Pathways from circadian stress to morbidity
||Mar. 2010, Vol.36, No.2, p.96-108. Illus. 129 ref.
||Shift_work_and_cardiovascular_disease.pdf [in English]
||In order to establish a causal relation between shift work and cardiovascular disease (CVD), the pathways from the former to the latter need to be verified. This article reviews current knowledge of the mechanisms between shift work and CVD. Shift work can increase the risk of CVD by several interrelated psychosocial, behavioural, and physiological mechanisms. The psychosocial mechanisms relate to difficulties in controlling working hours, decreased work-life balance and poor recovery following work. The most probable behavioural changes are weight gain and smoking. The plausible physiological and biological mechanisms are related to the activation of the autonomic nervous system, inflammation, changed lipid and glucose metabolism, and related changes in the risk for atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes. The data provide evidence for possible disease mechanisms between shift work and CVD, but compelling evidence on any specific mechanism is missing.
||shift work; cardiovascular diseases; risk factors
||hours of work; work time schedules; state of health; smoking; metabolic disturbances; diabetes mellitus; atherosclerosis; body weight; physiology; lipid metabolism; psychology of work organization; personal hygiene; biological effects; literature survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
Psychology of work organization
Hours of work