Breast Cancer Risk 50% increase for Women working long-Term Night Shifts

Long-term night shift work in a diverse mix of occupations is associated with increased breast cancer risk and not limited to nurses

Breast Cancer Risk Could Double For Women Working Night Shifts
The Canadian study adds to similar results from previous research

Nurses, cleaners, care workers, some shop workers, call-centre handlers and others who work night shifts for a long time can have a twice as high risk of developing the disease than those who don’t, the new study found…
Canadian researchers examined 1,134 women with breast cancer and 1,179 women without the disease, but of the same age, and concluded that long-term night shift work in a diverse mix of occupations is associated with increased breast cancer risk and not limited to nurses, as in most previous studies.

Read Breast Cancer Risk Could Double For Women Working Night Shifts, HuffPost LyfeStyle, 2 July 2013.

Sources: Increased risk of breast cancer associated with long-term shift work in Canada, BMJ, 1 July 2013.

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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