Shift work linked to danger of suffering severe stroke

A sleeping doctor. When body clocks are disrupted, as they are when people go to bed and get up at radically different times every few days, there can be a major impact on health. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • Shift work unwinds body clocks, leading to more severe strokes: Research finds living against our body clocks is detrimental to our health.
  • When body clocks are disrupted, as they are when people go to bed and get up at radically different times every few days, there can be a major impact on health.

Employees, especially shift workers who punch in for graveyard or rotating shifts are more prone to numerous health hazards, from heart attacks to obesity, and now, new research shows shift work may also have serious implications for the brain, Texas A&M University in the US wrote on its website on Wednesday.

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