Jan 23, 2018 · Women employed on night shifts for a longer duration of time had a 41 percent increase in their risk for skin cancer, a 32 percent increase in breast cancer risk, and an 18 percent increased risk of all cancers of the digestive system. Shorter stints on a night shift do not appear to be as dangerous as long-term nighttime work. May 29, 2012 · Night Shift Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk. What's more, risk was also higher among self-described "morning" people, or "larks," who were working the Author: Denise Mann.
Nov 21, 2018 · Studies have shown time and time again the dangers of working the night shift, and it can even increase your risk for cancer and many other diseases. Sure, you can get cancer by eating certain foods, smoking, and so many other ways, but shift workers does face a significant risk working at night compared to day-shift workers. In six out of ten studies, a statistically significant association between night shift work and risk of breast cancer has been shown (OR = 2.2; 95% CI: 1.1-4.5 in nurses in Norway with > 30 years of night shift work). The increased cancer risk has been reported in nurses, radio-telephone operators, flight attendants, and women employed in the Cited by: 13.
May 01, 2010 · Risk was also not associated with frequency, duration, or cumulative amount of night-shift work. There were no indications of effect modification. The lack of an association between night-shift work and breast cancer adds to the inconsistent epidemiologic evidence. It may be premature to consider shift work a cause of cancer.Cited by: 169. Aug 02, 2016 · Working night shifts disrupts the body's circadian rhythm, which a number of studies have found may raise the risk of cancer development. Now, researchers have shed light on the mechanisms behind.
Jul 28, 2016 · A handful of large studies of cancer risk factors have found that working the night shift, as nearly 15 percent of Americans do, boosts the chances of developing cancer. MIT biologists have now found a link that may explain this heightened risk.Author: Anne Trafton | MIT News Office. Jan 09, 2018 · Working the night shift is linked to a number of health issues, from heart disease to obesity to sleep disorders—and even cancer. Now, in a new report, researchers in .