Concentrations of cortisol, testosterone and glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) among construction workers with 12-h workdays and extended workweeks

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  • Anne Helene Garde
  • Anne Faber
  • Roger Persson
  • Ase Marie Hansen
  • Nis Hjortskov
  • Palle Ørbaek
  • Bente Schibye
  • Hansen, Åse Marie
Working on large scale construction sites have been shown to have severe health consequences in terms of increased risk of hospitalization and disability retirement compared to construction work in general. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether large scale construction work involving 12-h workdays and extended workweeks leads to insufficient recovery measured as increased catabolic and decreased anabolic metabolism.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)404-11
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Research areas

  • Adult, Facility Design and Construction, Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated, Humans, Hydrocortisone, Male, Middle Aged, Occupational Exposure, Testosterone

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