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Shift work may raise risk of miscarriage
Shift work may raise risk of miscarriage (July 9, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From the UK - Shift work may raise risk of fertility problems in women, according to a report presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis on all studies from 1969-2013 that examined the impact of working schedules on female fertility. Overall, there were nearly 120,000 women studied. Results showed that working shifts, such as alternating shifts, evenings and nights, had a 33% higher rate of menstrual disruption when compared to women who did not work shifts. They also had an 80% increased rate of subfertility and women who worked nights were at greater risk of miscarriage.