SHIFT work has been linked with
an increased risk of vascular events,
according to new research published
in the British Medical Journal.
The research looked at 34 studies
involving a total of over 2 million
people and found that shift work
was associated with myocardial
infarction (risk ratio 1.23, 95%
confidence interval 1.15 to 1.31;
I2=0) and ischaemic stroke (1.05,
1.01 to 1.09; I2=0).
In addition, the study found that
coronary events were also
increased for shift workers (risk
ratio 1.24, 1.10 to 1.39), albeit
with significant heterogeneity
across studies (I2=85%).
In looking at the data,
researchers also concluded that
“all shift ...
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