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Do Shift Workers Have a Higher Prevalence of IBS and FD?

Gastrointestinal activity and functions are regulated by circadian rhythms. Shift work may contribute to circadian disturbances which may alter the gut microbiota, leading to GI disorders.

A meta-analysis of published observational studies was conducted to explore the potential association between shift work with IBS and FD.



Shift Work May be a Risk Factor for IBS. However, there is No Significant Association Between Shift Work and FD

IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome; FD: Functional Dyspepsia; OR: Odds Ratio


Wang, N., Liu, X., Ye, W., Shi, Z. and Bai, T., 2022. Impact of shift work on
irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia. Medicine, 101(25), p.e29211.

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