Shift work and weight gain

Late shift workers are more likely to gain weight than are early shift workers according to a report from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.

The researchers studied 85 subjects, 36 on the day shift and 49 on the late shift. The late shift workers ate more and exercised less than early shift workers. Late shift workers also ate their last meal of the day later, and took more and longer daytime naps.

(Nutrition 16:27-29, 2000)

Copyright 2000 Phylis A Austin

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