Friendly co-workers lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes

May 11, 13 • DiabetesComments OffRead More »

Friendly co-workers lowers the risk of type 2 diabetesHaving a friendly co-worker in the office can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel have found that people who have stressful jobs with a co-workers who are not friendly are at higher risk of developing diabetes type 2. They also found that these findings also apply to workers who are apparently healthy.

Science Daily reported that this study showed that people who have a friendly co-workers has a 22 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the researchers also found that people who work too much had 18 percent higher risk of developing the condition.

In this study, Dr. Sharon Toker studied 5,843 people who visited the Tel Aviv Medical Center to undergo a check-up. At the initial visit, all study participants were healthy and had no signs of diabetes. Dr. Toker monitored them for 41 months and found 182 participants developed type 2 diabetes.

According to Dr. Sharon’s view, the best way to handle it is the employers should ensure that their staff receive much support and feel appreciated at work.

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