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.