Night Shift Tied to Increased Odds of Abdominal Obesity

Share this content:
Night Shift Tied to Increased Odds of Abdominal Obesity
Night Shift Tied to Increased Odds of Abdominal Obesity

THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Night shift workers have increased odds of obesity/overweight, especially abdominal obesity, according to a meta-analysis published online Oct. 4 in Obesity Reviews.

M. Sun, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and colleagues conducted a systematic review of observational studies that examined the correlations between work patterns and obesity. Data from 28 studies were included in the meta-analysis.

The researchers found that the odds ratio for the risk of obesity/overweight associated with night shift work was 1.23. A higher risk of 1.26 was seen in cross-sectional studies compared with cohort studies (risk ratio, 1.1). The frequency of developing abdominal obesity was increased for shift workers compared with other obesity types (odds ratio, 1.35). Compared with rotating night workers, permanent night workers had a 29 percent increased risk (odds ratio, 1.43 versus 1.14).

"This meta-analysis confirmed the risks of night shift work for the development of overweight and obesity with a potential gradient association suggested, especially for abdominal obesity," the authors write.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


More in Home

Older Adults Less Likely to Have Provider-Ordered Flu Testing

Older Adults Less Likely to Have Provider-Ordered Flu ...

Presence of influenza-like illness, younger age independently predict provider-ordered testing

Nutrients in Child's First 1,000 Days Key for Neurodevelopment

Nutrients in Child's First 1,000 Days Key for ...

Nutrition in prenatal period and first two years of life affects prenatal nutrient delivery, child development

In-Office Angiolytic Laser Effective for Vocal Polyps

In-Office Angiolytic Laser Effective for Vocal Polyps

Fewer adverse events for patients treated with laser plus concurrent polypectomy than laser alone

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »