‘A possible explanation for this unusual finding is than those who shift officers were most likely to sleep sleep due to difficulties associated with favored day. Sleep debt has shown a harmful impact on carbohydrate metabolism and endocrine function that may contribute metabolic disorders. ‘.
Violanti, research associate professor in the UB Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the School of Public Health and Health Professions, is first author on the paper, and received significant contributions biostatistician in the CDC ‘s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health . These results strengthen the scientific value of study of the effects of occupation on cardiovascular risk factors, said Violanti. This is particularly important in first responders, who are selected on initial good overall physical and mental health. Exploring specific job-related associations, such as shift work, add to the benefit of such investigations. .. The study is based on data from the Buffalo Cardio – Metabolic Occupational Police Stress study, which has now been since 2003.Continue Reading