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Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1996 Jul;20(7):625-33.

Prevalence of overweight and weight gain in relation to night work in a nurses' cohort.

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  • 1INSERM Unit 88, Hôpital National de Saint-Maurice, France.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the relation between exposure to night work and prevalence of overweight and weight gain.

DESIGN:

Longitudinal observational study.

SUBJECTS:

469 nurses (age: 21-58 y).

MEASUREMENTS:

Body Mass Index, exposure to night work, age, parity, smoking and sports activities in 1980, 1985 and 1990.

RESULTS:

Prevalence of overweight was associated with exposure to night work in 1980 and weight gains (especially those exceeding 7 kg) were more frequent among nurses on night work than on daytime work between 1985 and 1990.

CONCLUSION:

Exposure to night work can lead to weight gain and overweight.

PMID:
8817356
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