Working night shifts increases risk of developing type 2 diabetes among women

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Smoking, obesity, less than 30 minutes of exercise per day and poor diet were unhealthy lifestyle choices that increase the risk.

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented if women adhere to a healthy lifestyle (Photo: AFP)

Diabetes is a major health concern for people across the globe and changing lifestyles have made things worse. Struggle to find a work-life balance and lack of sleep are also factors which leave a negative impact on health.

Researchers have now warned that women who work night shifts or have a unhealthy lifestyle are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Nurses were 31 per cent more likely to be diagnosed for the condition for every five years of working night shifts.

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented if women adhere to a healthy lifestyle and it could help more in case of rotating night shifts at work. Smoking, obesity, less than 30 minutes of exercise per day and poor diet were classified as unhealthy lifestyle choices that increase risk of the condition.

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