Long hours in low-paid jobs ups type 2 risk

Workers in low socioeconomic-status jobs who work long hours have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than those who work fewer hours, according to a large study.   

The meta-analysis published in The Lancet includes 23 studies involving over 220,000 people in the US, Europe, Japan and Australia.

It shows those who worked 55 hours or more per week in a low socioeconomic-status job have a 30% higher risk than people who work 35 to 40 hours a week.

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