Stress and diabetes affects men and women differently, study reports
A new Ontario study found women who worked over 45 hours a week saw a significantly increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes compared to those who worked less.
A total of 7,065 workers were documented in this observational study over the span of 12 years. While women showed an increase in developing Type 2 diabetes, the study’s men saw a decrease in their risk for diabetes the longer they worked.
Study co-author Dr. Mahée Gilbert-Ouimet has no official conclusion for why this is, but believes it may have something to do with stress.