Shift work and cardiovascular risk factors: new knowledge from the past decade

Publié le 1 December 2011
Mis à jour le 5 juillet 2019

Cardiovascular diseases remain a major public health problem. The involvement of several occupational factors has recently been discussed, notably the organization of work schedules, e.g. shift work. To analyse the progress of knowledge on the relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and shift work. A review of English-language literature dealing with the link between cardiovascular factors and shift workers (published during 2000-2010) was conducted. Studies published in the past 10 years tend to document an impact of shift work on blood pressure, lipid profile (triglyceride levels), metabolic syndrome and, possibly, body mass index. However, the consequences on glucose metabolism are unclear. These results are not yet firmly established, but are supported by strong hypotheses. Some advice could reasonably be proposed to guide the clinical practitioner. (R.A.)

Auteur : Esquirol Y, Perret B, Ruidavets JB, Marquie JC, Diene E, Niezborala M, Ferrieres J
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases, 2011, vol. 104, n°. 12, p. 636 68