Shift work may put teens at risk of Multiple Sclerosis

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Shift work may put teens at risk of Multiple Sclerosis

Postby MSUK » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:58 pm

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Working overnight or odd shifts may increase teenagers’ risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to the results of an observational study.

Researchers from Sweden who uncovered the link said interruption of circadian rhythms and disruption of normal sleep patterns may be partially responsible for the added risk.

In conducting the study, published in the Oct. 18 issue of Annals of Neurology, researchers examined two population-based studies of Swedish residents aged 16 to 70 (one with incident cases and one with prevalent cases) to compare the number of cases of multiple sclerosis among those who did and did not work overnight or shift hours on a regular or alternating basis during their teens.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1408
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