Shift work and serum 25-OH vitamin D status among factory workers in Northern Italy: Cross-sectional study

Alessandro Romano, Luisella Vigna, Valentina Belluigi, Diana Misaela Conti, Claudia Eleonora Barberi, Laura Tomaino, Dario Consonni, Luciano Riboldi, Amedea Silvia Tirelli, Lars Louis Andersen

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Abstract

Low levels of vitamin D are related to muscle weakness, poor balance, and higher risk of falls, and can therefore have a major impact on performance and safety at work. Little knowledge exists on the association between work environment and vitamin D status. This study evaluates vitamin D status in shift workers. In this cross-sectional study, led during early springtime, 96 male shift workers at an engineering factory in Northern Italy, and 100 male daily workers operating nearby, participated. 25-OH vitamin D concentration, anthropometric indexes, fasting glycemia and triglycerides were detected. 51 shift workers underwent anamnesis collection on lifestyle and habits and determination of heel bone mineral density. Vitamin D levels were lower in shift workers than daily ones (13.4±5.3 ng/mL versus 21.9±10.7 ng/mL, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)842-847
Number of pages6
JournalChronobiology International
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015

Keywords

  • Engineering factory
  • Heel mineral bone density
  • Shift work
  • Smoking habits
  • Vitamin D

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)

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