Printer Friendly

Late work can kill you.


WORKING night shifts puts the body under severe stress and can lead to potentially fatal heart problems, scientists have warned.

Sleep researchers have long known that burning the midnight oil can lead to health problems normally associated with smoking or bad diet.

But now they have found shift work increases the risk of very dangerous irregular heart beats which could explain why night workers are prone to heart disease.

Those who do not smoke or drink coffee are equally affected by the disruption to their sleep.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2001 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 12, 2001
Previous Article:Warning on insurance.
Next Article:Mirror M@ilbox: If you're listening to fools... the mob rules.

Related Articles
OBI WAN CAN-OBI; Star Wars Ewan to be the new face of Pepsi.
Billie death threat girl is guilty.
Florida flights are cancelled.
"Canned hunting" of captive lions banned in South Africa.
Twenty-five thousand Palestinians seek refuge in UNRWA schools to escape Israeli bombardment of Gaza.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters