Long work hours may hike womens diabetes risk by 70%

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Kim's wife Ri Sol-ju joined him during the factory tour standing out in a yellow-green dress while surrounded by men in black

The results found were shocking.

Women working more than 45 hours may be at higher risk of developing diabetes warned a new study. The effect was only slightly attenuated when adjusted for traditional risk factors, e.g. smoking, leisure time physical activity, alcohol consumption and body mass index. However, it's not clear how the risk varies from gender differences, but it should be considered that what women do with their time off. "And if women also have risk factors, then they should discuss more followup visits or screening tests for diabetes". "This study highlights to doctors that they need to pay particular attention to cardiovascular risk factors when they advise people who work long hours", commented Mike Knapton, associate medical director of the British Heart Foundation. Which only comes down to being stress-free happiness that gives protection.

Dr Mahee Girbert-Ouimet, who led the study, said that the findings indeed roll down to the fact that the female workers tend to have added responsibility of running their house, apart from the office work. All that extra outside work can contribute to stress, which can negatively impact a woman's health.

And long working hours might prompt a chronic stress response in the body, so increasing the risk of hormonal abnormalities and insulin resistance, they suggest.

"It's important for us to study women. They are still under-evaluated in most areas of health, and it's a real shame because if we look closer, there are still big inequalities".

A recent study has revealed that working 45 hours or more per week leads to a higher risk of diabetes among women.

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The researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway show that around 7.8 per cent of people affected by workaholism, or an addiction to work.

However, additional research seems to point out that there is a connection between over-work and diabetes.

Now, in the latest study exploring the effect of extended work hours, researchers say that type 2 diabetes may be one of them.

These included age; sex; marital status; parenthood; ethnicity; place of birth and of residence; any long term health conditions; lifestyle; and weight (BMI).

"Considering the rapid and substantial increase of diabetes prevalence in Canada and worldwide, identifying modifiable risk factors such as long work hours is of major importance to improve prevention and orient policy making, as it could prevent numerous cases of diabetes and diabetes related chronic diseases".

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