Long-term shift work ‘impairs cognition’


BBC: A new study found that long-term shift work has an aging effect on the brain.

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BBC: A new study found that long-term shift work has an aging effect on the brain.

Dr. Philip Tucker, who was part of the team that conducted the study, told BBC Radio 4’s Today program that test subjects, who had done shift work for more than 10 years, showed a decline in cognitive performance equivalent to an extra six-and-a-half years of aging.

The study also found that those who had been out of shift work for more than five years showed signs that their cognitive performance had recovered.

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