Hypothyroidism May Be More Than Twice As Common In Adults Who Work Long Hours

HealthDay reports research indicates that hypothyroidism appears to be “more than twice as common in adults who worked 53 to 83 hours a week as in those who worked 36 to 42 hours a week.” Investigators arrived at this conclusion after analyzing blood work “data from 2,160 adult full-time workers in South Korea.” The study revealed that “for each 10-hour increase in the work week, people who worked longer hours had a higher risk of hypothyroidism than those who worked 10 hours less.” The findings are to be “published March 31 in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.” The study data “will be presented at the Endocrine Society (ENDO) 2020 Annual Scientific Sessions.”

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