A recent study has linked poor sleeping to cancer after researchers have analyzed the evolution of mice in a period of 50 weeks. Most of the lab mice had developed tumors by the end of the experiment, which proves that poor sleep has a great influence on our health.
No too long ago it was shown that the cancer risk increases in women who are leisure sitting, but this new study reveals that there is a powerful connection between poor sleeping and breast cancer. The new study has been conducted by professors from the Erasmus University Medical Center in Netherlands by slowing down the biological clock of mice for 50 weeks.
By the end of the experiment, the researchers had discovered that most of the lab mice developed tumors. This proves that sleep has a greater impact on our health than other elements studied before.
The scientists are concerned about women who usually work in shifts, especially doctors and flight attendants. The risk of developing breast cancer is very high in those cases as the jobs of these women can be incredibly stressful. Scientists have come to the conclusion, after these recent discoveries, that it is better for women to stay away from jobs similar to those and to avoid nightshifts.
Experts consider that this new study shed a ton of light on the factors that influence the disease and the disease itself. Nevertheless, they also believe that there are a number of other factors that are responsible for breast cancer development. For instance, the level of Vitamin D inside their bodies, the social class those women belong to and their physical condition.
Physicians recommend women with cases of breast cancer in their family to exercise every day and to closely monitor their body clock as inversions of light and dark could be very dangerous for the health of humans. The scientists have also come to the conclusion that these women won’t be able to change their jobs, despite working in shifts. But experts advise these women to pay close attention to their weight and to take as many medical tests as they can.
Physicians highly recommend to take breast exams regularly and to undergo as many health checks as possible when having to work at night or in shifts.
The recent findings were published in the Current Biology journal.
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