Shift work as a carcinogen and how time-restricted eating may help | Satchin Panda

Parent Episode: Dr. Satchin Panda on Practical Implementation of Time-Restricted Eating & Shift Work Strategies

Just over a decade ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, classified shift work as a probable human carcinogen. Investigating the ways in which shift work affects the human body and how it increases cancer risk presents many challenges due to shift work's inherent heterogeneity. Essentially, not all shift work is created equal, with some people working long shifts, others working short ones, and some alternating between day and night shifts. Time-restricted eating, which limits the number of hours during which a person eats, is emerging as a means to offset some of the deleterious effects of shift work. In this clip, Dr. Satchin Panda describes some of the challenges associated with studying the effects of shift work and how time-restricted eating might benefit those who work shifts.

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