The Impact of Shift Work and Circadian Dysregulation on Women’s Health

Jin Hyeuk Choi, Sabra M. Abbott*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Circadian rhythms are the near 24-h processes that regulate human physiology and behavior. While these rhythms generally occur in coordination with the 24-h environment, intrinsic and extrinsic processes can result in dysregulation of these rhythms, either with respect to the environment, or within an individual. There is growing evidence that this dysregulation, most frequently observed in shift workers, is associated with adverse health outcomes. In this chapter we will highlight the data supporting a role for circadian dysregulation in a woman’s risk for breast cancer, cardiometabolic disease, and reproductive health problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCurrent Clinical Neurology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameCurrent Clinical Neurology
ISSN (Print)1559-0585
ISSN (Electronic)2524-4043


  • Breast cancer
  • Cardiometabolic disease
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Reproductive health
  • Shift work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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