A new study has found that working long hours has an effect on the liklihood of young and middle-aged women developing diabetes .
Researchers at the University of California studied the effect of working long hours on nurses . They found that nurses aged between 29 to 46 and worked 60 hours a week or more were twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Nurses who worked between 40 to 60 hours were 50 per cent likely to develop the disease as compared to nurses who worked between 21 to 39 hours.
Candyce Kroenk, head of research said, “Results were consistent with an impact of job stress on diabetes outcome and hours worked per week may reflect the extent of exposure to stress.”
It was also established that single women consumed more alcohol and smoked more than their married counterparts, they too were more ar risk of developing diabetes.
It is believed that cortical levels are raised by stress, this leads to an increase in blood pressure and higher body fat .

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