Diabetes

Shift work increases diabetes and heart disease risk

With over 20% of the population in industrial countries engaging shift work—in sectors such as healthcare and transportation—we urgently need to understand its health burden.

Medical research

Study reveals how shift work disrupts metabolism

Working night shifts or other nonstandard work schedules increases your risk of becoming obese and developing diabetes and other metabolic disorders, which ultimately also raises your risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Oncology & Cancer

Kidney cancer progression linked to shifts in tumor metabolism

Investigators in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have uncovered a connection between how tumor cells use energy from metabolic processes and the aggressiveness of the most common form of kidney cancer, clear ...

Medical research

Why living against the clock is a risky business

Living against the clock—working late-night shifts or eating at inappropriate times, for example—can come with real health risks, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes among them. Now, researchers reporting in Current ...

Medical research

Fatty livers are in overdrive

When our livers become loaded with fat, it isn't because they are slacking. A new study of human patients in the December Cell Metabolism shows that fatty livers actually burn more fat, not less. All that "hard work" may ...

Cardiology

Female shift workers may be at higher risk of heart disease

Women hospital staff working night shifts may be compromising their own health as they try to improve the health of patients, Dr. Joan Tranmer told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2011, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke ...

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