Saturday, 09 June 2012

Women Who Often Overtime, At Risk for Breast Cancer

Women Who Often Overtime, At Risk for Breast Cancer


Women should not work on the night shift. This time the reason is not because of security, but because recent research shows the possibility of increasing the risk of cancer in women who work at night.


As reported on WebMD, a study shows, 40% of women in Denmark who work on the night shift are more likely to develop breast cancer than women who work in the light of day. This risk is doubled in women who often work on the night shift for long periods of time, ie at least three times a week for six years or more.

Less than that, such as two nights per week, does not affect the risk of getting cancer because the body's rhythm hours have not been disturbed. The risk of breast cancer is higher in people who usually work in the morning, namely morning people, who then often work on the night shift for long periods of time.

The cause and process of the emergence of cancer from working at night is still unclear, but in 2007 the International Agency for Research on Cancer found that work shifts can interfere with the body's biological clock or circadian rhythm, which results in cancer. One of these disorders is the reduced production of the hormone melatonin.


Marisa Weiss, MD, founder and chair of Breastcancer.org explains, this impact is likely a combination of the lack of quality sleep and the amount of light exposure at night which causes melatonin production to decrease. Melatonin is believed to play an important role in the regulation of normal cell growth.


With this discovery women must avoid abnormal working hours so they can adopt a healthy lifestyle by sleeping enough at night. Generally women who work at night also do not sleep enough in the morning or afternoon, so the amount of rest is irreplaceable when not working. Stress and sleep deprivation are not very good for health, especially reproductive health and your skin.


Vemale/The Truth Seeker Media

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