Working night shifts puts women at higher risk of contracting type-II diabetes as well as overweight and smoking, say studies.
The researches conducted by Prof. Ido Sholat of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's Rappaport Medical Faculty and Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, have found that the reason behind this is a disruption of the circadian rhythm, a roughly 24-hour cycle in the physiological processes of living beings, the Jerusalem Post reported.
AdvertisementDisruptions of the circadian rhythm involve a complex process in the sleep cycle, energy balance, body heat, cell cycles and the production of hormones.
The studies were published in the Israel Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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