Hard-working women at higher risk of diabetes

Researchers looked at data from 7,065 Canadians who were tracked over 12 years. What they found was that women who consistently worked 45 hours or more a week had a 63% greater risk of diabetes compared with those who worked between 35 and 40 hours a week. The effect was only slightly reduced when smoking, exercise, alcohol intake and body-mass index were taken into account. Men who worked longer hours, on the other hand, did not face an increased risk of diabetes. It’s unclear why there is a gender difference in this risk, but it may involve what women do with their time off. “If you think about all the unpaid work they do on their off-hours, like household chores

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