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Long work hours may hike women's diabetes risk by 70%

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Health Desk-- 4th July, 2018: A study has found women who work for 45 hours or more a week may be associated with nearly 70 per cent increased risk of diabetes.

On the other side, longer-working men however did not face this risk.

The researchers noted that the reason may be because women might work longer hours, when all the household chores and family responsibilities are taken into account, the researchers said.

According to the study, long working hours might also prompt a chronic stress response in the body, so increasing the risk of hormonal abnormalities and insulin resistance.

The length of the working week wasn't associated with a heightened risk of the disease among men. If anything, the incidence of diabetes tended to fall, the longer a man's working week was, the results showed.