The Hidden Toll of Shift Work

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Important health news has uncovered a hidden cause of illness. A study in the “British Medical Journal” has shown that shift work is linked to a higher risk of major vascular problems, such as heart attacks and strokes.

We’ve long known that shift work throws the body’s internal clock (circadian rhythm) out of whack. And we know that disrupted sleep patterns then lead to a higher risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. But as of yet, shift work’s link to vascular disease is controversial. Continue reading