Monday, June 29, 2015

Shift-work study finds eating at night elevates blood sugar

You've probably heard the old saying, "you are what you eat," but new research shows it's not only what we eat but when we eat.
A new study out of Boston has particular importance for shift workers - or those who work through the night.
Second cousins Amy Hill and Suzie Irons have a lot in common. Both are registered nurses, both are mothers and both work the night shift.
"It is extremely tough," said Amy Hill, a registered nurse. "I wouldn't be doing it unless I had to."
Working nights is extremely tough on the body. Researchers have long known that shift workers have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and a new study from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital may explain why.
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