Shift work, risk factors and cardiovascular disease.

  title={Shift work, risk factors and cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Henrik B\oggild and Anders K Knutsson},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={25 2},
The literature on shift work, morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease, and changes in traditional risk factors is reviewed. Seventeen studies have dealt with shift work and cardiovascular disease risk. On balance, shift workers were found to have a 40% increase in risk. Causal mechanisms of this risk via known cardiovascular risk factors, in relation to circadian rhythms, disturbed sociotemporal patterns, social support, stress, behavior (smoking, diet, alcohol, exercise), and… CONTINUE READING
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