And stroke. Beat, overtime and a disrupted sleep pattern can harm officers ‘ healthA police officer who works the night shift, usually from 8.00 clock bis 04.00 clock is already at a disadvantage when it comes to a good ‘night ‘Sleep comes.Add frequent overtime to that schedule, and an officer can climb into bed as the sun rises, the stage for short and restless sleep.A new study in the current issue of the Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health was published , that this combination of night work, overtime and shortened sleep can make to the development of the police officers of the metabolic syndrome contribute, a combination unhealthy the risk the risk of cardiovascular disease , primarily heart disease and stroke..
Violanti, research associate professor in 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 especially 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 of such studies. .
, The %ages of several factors to the risk of the metabolic syndrome was higher in night shift officers than in the general population, population as well as daytime and evening-shift officers in the study:.
55 % had elevated waist circumference, compared to 50 % and 30 % for women and men50 % had low HDL cholesterol levels, compared with 38 % and 35 % for women and men.hypertension and glucose intolerance, an indication of diabetes, were more frequent in the night shift officers also had officers who worked midnight shifts and had less than six hours sleep a. Continue reading