For many people shift work may refer to any work schedule other than the typical 9’-5’shift.It has been found that shift work may have a negative impact on health and well being. According to the Danish work Environment Cohort study, shift work may increase occupational disability in women, even after adjusting factors such as Body Mass Index (BMI) and ergonomic exposure. The above association was not found among men who worked work shifts.
Occup Environ Med: 2008 Apr; 65(4): 283-5. Epub 2008 Jan 15