Working those long-hour shifts today? Your genetics may not agree.
Job-related exhaustion, with symptoms such as abnormalities in sleep patterns, persistent fatigue, and digestion problems, is a particular concern among people engaged in shift work. It should come as no surprise that job-related exhaustion has real long-term health consequences: it has been linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and breast cancer.
Our tolerance and susceptibility of job-related exhaustion is also influenced by our genes. In this study, it was found that there is a gene variant that is linked to decreased expression of melatonin signaling in the brain. This suggests that people with this genotype are less able to regulate their body clocks and are more at risk of experiencing job-related exhaustion. Check out this interesting article to learn more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28364478
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