Shift work in young adults and carotid artery intima-media thickness: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study.

@article{Puttonen2009ShiftWI,
  title={Shift work in young adults and carotid artery intima-media thickness: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study.},
  author={Sampsa Puttonen and Mika Kivim{\"a}ki and Marko Elovainio and Laura M Pulkki-R{\aa}back and Mirka H M Hintsanen and Jussi Vahtera and Risto Telama and Markus Juonala and Jorma Viikari and Olli T. Raitakari and Liisa Keltikangas-J{\"a}rvinen},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2009},
  volume={205 2},
  pages={
          608-13
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Shift work is associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease, but the timing or mechanisms of this association is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS We examined the relationship between shift work and subclinical atherosclerosis in 1543 (712 men and 831 women, 24-39 years old) young adults as part of the ongoing population-based Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study. Carotid atherosclerosis was assessed by measuring the thickness of the common carotid artery intima-media… CONTINUE READING
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