Women who work 45 hours a week have a 63% higher risk of diabetes – but it has the OPPOSITE effect on men

Working at least 45 hours a week increases the risk of type 2 diabetes in women – but appears to protect men from the disease, a new study has found.

The Canadian study on 7,065 workers is the first to look at the impact of working hours on diabetes risk in substantial numbers, including both genders.

They found that, while longer hours decreased a man’s risk of the disease, clocking up more than 45 hours boosted a woman’s risk by 63 percent.

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