A prospective study of night shift work, sleep duration, and risk of Parkinson's disease.

  title={A prospective study of night shift work, sleep duration, and risk of Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Honglei Chen and Eva Schernhammer and Michael A. Schwarzschild and Alberto A Ascherio},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={163 8},
The authors prospectively investigated whether working rotating night shifts was associated with the risk of Parkinson's disease among 84,794 female nurses who reported years of night shift work in 1988 (the US Nurses' Health Study). After 975,912 person-years of follow-up (1988-2000), 181 incident Parkinson's disease cases were documented. Compared with nurses who never worked rotating night shifts, those with 15 years or more of night shift work had a 50% lower risk of Parkinson's disease… CONTINUE READING

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