If you’re among those who have been working long hours daily for some months, then get yourself tested for the blood glucose level.
A recent study by health experts has revealed that people who spend long hours on work are more prone to suffer from the chronic Type 2 diabetes disease. Although the researchers has not managed to find an exact link between the diabetes and long hours work, the study claimed that people who work over 53 hours every week are at more risk.
It is also interesting to note that people who work 55 hours from office are at lesser risk of diabetes diagnosis compared to those who work as a labor.
The team of researchers have studied the data of 222,210 workers. The participants of the study were from Europe, United States, Japan and Australia. Of the 222,210 subjects, 68% were working for more than 55 hours.
4,963 people were diagnosed with diabetes among the 222,120 tested individuals. The group of people working above 55 hours were compared to the group who were working between 35-40 hours per week. The results shown that people who are working over 55 hours are at 7% more risk of being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
The researchers have also studied the socioeconomic data of the participants. The study revealed that employees who are getting paid well and are enjoying the high income status yet working 55 hours a week are at less risk of suffering from diabetes to middle and low socioeconomic status group.
Interestingly, the low wage employees working over 55 hours a week are at alarming 26%-59% more risk of being diagnosed with diabetes.
However the study has not presented any clear evidence why the low salary group is at such a huge risk of diabetes diagnosis.