Women who work long hours appear to be at increased risk for diabetes. In a new study by Canadian researchers analyzing 7,065 workers over 12 years, they found that compared to women who worked 35–40 hours a week, those who worked 45 hours or more had a 51 percent increased risk of diabetes. But there was no effect of working hours on diabetes for men. The lead author noted that women probably work significantly more hours than men than officially reported if household and family responsibilities are taken into account.
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