The impact of shift work on circadian cycle disruption and anthropometric parameters

  • Fuenmayor Liliana
Keywords: Obesity, work culture, Biological clock, Shift work, sleepiness


Shift work is extremely frequent in several services and industries, in order to systematise the needs for flexibility of the workforce, necessary to optimise productivity and business competitiveness. Shift work is defined as work primarily outside of normal daytime working hours. In developing countries, this population represents a considerable contingent workforce. Recently, studies showed that overweight and obesity are more prevalent in shift workers than day workers.