Shift work may raise a woman’s risk of menstrual and fertility problems, and steady night shifts may boost the odds for miscarriage, a new study suggests.
British researchers analyzed all studies on shift work and reproduction published between 1969 and 2013. The data from more than 119,000 women revealed that those working shifts (alternating shifts, evenings and nights) had a 33% higher risk of menstrual problems and an 80% higher risk of fertility problems than those who worked regular hours.
- Read Shift Work Might Affect Women’s Periods, Fertility: Study, by Robert Preidt, MedlinePlus, 10 July 10 2013.
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