Rotating shift work and the metabolic syndrome: a prospective study.

  title={Rotating shift work and the metabolic syndrome: a prospective study.},
  author={Dirk D De Bacquer and Marleen Van Risseghem and Els Clays and France Kittel and Guy de Backer and Lutgart A Braeckman},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={38 3},
BACKGROUND Several studies have documented on the elevated cardiovascular risk among shift workers. In order to further explore this relation, we aimed at assessing the association between rotating shift work and the incidence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS In this population-based prospective study, 1529 employees from several large Belgian companies were followed for a median observation period of 6.6 years with respect to the onset of the MetS and its separate components… CONTINUE READING
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