Odd Work Hours Hurting Your Health?
Written by Lauren McMillen
Last updated on July 27, 2014 @ 7:23PM
Created on July 27, 2014 @ 2:58PM
We all have different shifts and schedules when it comes to work, but your odd work hours may be taking a heavy toll on your body.
According to new research, working night shift or rotating shifts can cause a higher risk for type 2 diabetes and other health concerns.
The study found that people who worked strange hours, instead of a 9 to 5 schedule, were over 40% more likely to suffer. It also found that people who worked the graveyard shift are the most at risk.
So what's the reason behind this? Medical experts say lack of sleep and poor eating habits could be to blame.
5 News talked to a few of you who agree that the weird hours are hard on your health.
"I work rotating shift, day turn and midnights. I've worked shift work for over 20 years and I think it definitely affects your eating habits and your lifestyle," said Brian Floyd, Harrison County resident.
Earlier studies have also linked irregular work hours to cancer and heart disease
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