Working in Call Center Night Shift Can Give You Heart Attacks? For many years, health experts have warned those shift workers who work graveyard or rotating shifts about the cardiovascular health problems, including obesity and heart attacks, that come with it. Now, a study published in Endocrinology claims that shift work may also lead to severe ischemic stroke. David Earnest, a professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, explains that the work’s longer hours or unusual hours should not be blamed. In reality, it is the disruption in the body’s circadian rhythm that prevents it from doing its normal process during a 24-hour period. “The body is synchronized to night and day by circadian rhythms–24-hour cycles controlled by internal biological clocks that tell our bodies when to sleep,…

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