Working Non-Traditional Shifts Dulls Your Brain

Nov 4, 2014

Working non-traditional hours can prematurely age the brain and dull intellectual ability. That's according to a study in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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Scientists say a decade of shifts aged workers' brains by more than six years and took five years to reverse its effects. Disrupting body clocks come with other risks to shift workers, including breast cancer and obesity.