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Study: Night shifts associated with higher risk of heart issues

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Night shift work is “significantly associated” with an irregular and fast heart rate, regardless of genetic risks, new research has suggested. A study using information from 283,657 people in the UK Biobank database claimed women and people who are not as physically active might be at the most risk. Previous studies have shown that disruptions to sleep can lead to health problems because of the impact upon circadian rhythms – the body’s internal clock. But researchers said they believe this is the first study to test the association between night shift work and atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibr…

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