How working long hours might lead to diabetes

A new study by Mahee Gilbert-Ouimet, an epidemiologist and postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto, and her colleagues finds that extended work hours may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. The researchers analyzed data from over 7,000 workers in Canada who were followed for more than 12 years. The result shows that women working more than 45 hours a week had a 51-percent higher risk of developing diabetes compared to those working 35-40 hours a week. On the other hand, men working long hours seemed to have a lower risk of developing diabetes compared to those who work fewer hours.