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Risk of diabetes high for women who work 45 hours a week: Study

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 4, 2018, 2:26 pm IST
Updated Jul 4, 2018, 2:26 pm IST
However, researchers found the same amount of hours protected men from the disease.
Risk of diabetes high for women who work 45 hours a week.(Photo: Pixabay)
 Risk of diabetes high for women who work 45 hours a week.(Photo: Pixabay)

A new study has found women who work close to 45 hours a week have a very high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the Daily Mail reported.

 7,065 workers were examined for the study. The team found longer hours increased a woman's risk by 63%.  The study claims the long hours causes people to eat unhealthy food, which can lead to the condition.

 

However, the same amount of time decreased a man's risk of the disease.

Mahee Gilbert-Ouimet, lead researcher, believes the difference boils down to the fact that women primarily take care of the household duties outside of work.

"I expected these findings for women because they still assume twice the family responsibility compared to men, so when you sum up the amount of paid work and the amount of work at home compared to men, it makes sense," Dr Gilbert-Ouimet, a postdoctoral student at Centre de recherche FRQS in Quebec, told the Daily Mail.

 

This study was originally published in BMJ Diabetes Research & Care.

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