Long hours in low paid work ups diabetes risk

Workers in low socioeconomic status jobs who work long hours have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes than workers who worked fewer hours, according to a large study.   

The meta-analysis published in The Lancet included 23 studies involving over 220,000 people in the USA, Europe, Japan and Australia. It found those who worked 55 hours or more per week in a low socioeconomic status job had a 30% increased risk compared to those who worked between 35 to 40 hours a week.