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Unhealthy eating: a new form of occupational hazard?
PLoS editors argue that working patterns should now be considered a specific risk factor for obesity and type 2 diabetes
From the Public Library of Science media release:
Funding: The authors are each paid a salary by the Public Library of Science, and they wrote this editorial during their salaried time.
Citation: The PLoS Medicine Editors (2011) "Poor Diet in Shift Workers: A New Occupational Health Hazard?" PLoS Med 8(12): e1001152. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001152
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