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Modifiable lifestyle behaviour differences between women who do shift work and those who do not
Circadian misalignment can influence metabolism of nutrients. Therefore, shift-workers have a higher prevalence of metabolic diseases. Women working shift work are also more susceptible to sleep disruption and metabolic outcomes associated with shiftwork. However, it is unclear if this is simply due to biological responses to shift-work, or whether there are behavioural risk factors associated with shift work. This study will aim to investigate the following: i) Do women working shift work have higher prevalence of metabolic outcomes (BMI and recently diagnosed non-insulin dependent T2DM, hypertension and heart disease) compared to those not working shift work?ii) Do women working shift work have poorer lifestyle behaviours compared to those not working shift work?iii) Do lifestyle behaviours mediate the relationship of metabolic outcomes (BMI and recently diagnosed non-insulin dependent T2DM, hypertension and heart disease) in women working shiftwork?Hiv) Does menopausal status influence the risk of lifestyle behaviours and metabolic outcomes (BMI and recently diagnosed non-insulin dependent T2DM, hypertension and heart disease) in women working shift work?

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Prof Gita Mishra
Ms Christie Bennett
Dr Parisa Vidafar
A/Prof Clare Anderson
Dr Andrew Phillips
Dr Michelle Blumfield
A/Prof Allison Hodge
Dr Sean Cain
Dr Ari Shechter