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Building practical dietary strategies to improve the metabolic health of night shift workers

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posted on 22.06.2021, 02:55 by GLORIA KWAN WAI LEUNG
Night shift workers face an increased risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and obesity. This Thesis suggests that their increased risk of disease may be related to their night time eating habits. Therefore, we tested whether fasting for a short period of time during the night is able to improve night shift workers’ metabolic health. Our findings showed that workers were able to maintain a 5-hour fasting during the night, and this may promote body weight maintenance. Furthermore, we showed that a supportive workplace is essential, in order to help night shift workers implement healthy eating habits.

History

Principal supervisor

Maxine Penelope Bonham

Additional supervisor 1

Catherine Huggins

Additional supervisor 2

Suzanne Kleve

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

Nutrition and Dietetics

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences