Comment: Because it is more difficult to control diets when you are on night shift!!
Compared with day workers, night shift workers were at higher multivariable-adjusted odds for type 2 diabetes, according to the study findings. The phenomenon affected those who worked
- night shifts rarely (OR 1.15 [95% CI 1.05 to 1.26]),
- some of the time (OR 1.18 [95% CI 1.05 to 1.32]), and
- frequently (OR 1.44 [95% CI 1.19 to 1.73]).
Overall, working more night shifts per month was associated with higher type 2 diabetes odds than traditional day workers, including those who worked fewer than 3 night shifts per month (OR 1.24 [95% CI 0.90 to 1.68]), 3-8 per month (OR 1.11 [95% CI 0.90 to 1.37]), and more than 8 per month (OR 1.36 [95% CI 1.14 to 1.62]).
“We found that all shift workers were more likely to have type 2 diabetes, except for permanent night shift workers,” said lead study author Celine Vetter, DPhil, a psychologist at the University of Colorado Boulder. “Those who reported working irregular or rotating shifts with usual night shifts were 44% more likely to have type 2 diabetes, after taking into account other established risk factors