October 4, 2014

Long Hours + Low Pay = Type 2

1 Stressful McJobs Boost Diabetes Risk

Studies have found that some people who work extra long hours run a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes while other workaholics do not, and now an international research team has discovered why: it depends on how much they're paid. An analysis of data on over 222,000 adults from the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia found that people who work 55 or more hours a week are 7 percent more likely to be diabetic than those working 35 to 40 hours, but that this link disappears for those earning high incomes, while it soars to a 29 percent greater diabetes rate for low income earners. Researchers speculate that the well-paid can afford stress-reducing and time-freeing aids and services that the underpaid cannot, but that in general, "working long hours per se is toxic."

More at Sfgate.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Green Veggies May Reduce Type 2 Diabertes

Tags: Causes of Type 2 Diabetes, Preventing Type 2 Diabetes, Factors Contributing to Type 2 Diabetes, Stress and Diabetes

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