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JC Marquié, P Tucker, S Folkard, C Gentil and D Ansiau
Abstract
Shift work, like chronic jet lag, is known to disrupt workers' normal circadian rhythms and social life, and to be associated with increased health problems (eg, ulcers, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, breast cancer, reproductive difficulties) and with acute effects on safety and productivity. However, very little is known about the long-term consequences of shift work on cognitive abilities. The aim of this study was to assess the chronicity and reversibility of the effects of shift work on cognition.
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Thought, Knowledge, Epidemiology, Medicine, Cognition, Circadian rhythms, Circadian rhythm sleep disorder, Cancer
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