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Is your job bad for your health?

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Jul 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-27 18:09:14-04

Do you work the late shift or a swing shift? Working those hours can put you at a greater risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. That’s according to a team of international researchers who analyzed the results of 34 studies involving 2 million people.

The group found that the late shift and swing shift workers are 23% more likely to suffer a heart attack and 5% more likely to suffer a stroke.

Doctors have long known that shift work can lead to other health problems, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.