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WOW I am NO LONGER staying up all night working and watching tv.
i am really scared because im 30 year sold an dhave been doing this most of my life!!!!!!!
Tonight is the LAST NIGHT i plan to stay up til midnight.
mmm now when i have kids ill tell my future husband to get up for me to check on the kids. this seems to affect women the worst!
Night-shift work linked to cancer
LONDON (AP) — Like UV rays and diesel exhaust fumes, working the graveyard shift will soon be listed as a “probable” cause of cancer.
It is a surprising step validating a concept once considered wacky. And it is based on research that finds higher rates of breast and prostate cancer among women and men whose work day starts after dark.
Next month, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer arm of the World Health Organization, will add overnight shift work as a probable carcinogen. The American Cancer Society says it will likely follow. Up to now, the U.S. organization has considered the work-cancer link to be “uncertain, controversial or unproven.”
The higher cancer rates don’t prove working overnight can cause cancer. There may be other factors common among graveyard shift workers that raise their risk for cancer.
However, scientists suspect that overnight work is dangerous because it disrupts the circadian rhythm, the body’s biological clock. The hormone melatonin, which can suppress tumor development, is normally produced at night.
If the graveyard shift theory eventually proves correct, millions of people worldwide could be affected. Experts estimate that nearly 20% of the working population in developed countries work night shifts.
Among the first to spot the night shift-cancer connection was Richard Stevens, a cancer epidemiologist and professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center. In 1987, Stevens published a paper suggesting a link between light at night and breast cancer.
Back then, he was trying to figure out why breast cancer incidence suddenly shot up starting in the 1930s in industrialized societies, where nighttime work was considered a hallmark of progress. Most scientists were bewildered by his proposal.
But in recent years, several studies have found that women working at night over many years were indeed more prone to breast cancer. Also, animals that have their light-dark schedules switched develop more cancerous tumors and die earlier.
Some research also suggests that men working at night may have a higher rate of prostate cancer.
Because these studies mostly focused on nurses and airline crews, bigger studies in different populations are needed to confirm or disprove the findings.
There are still plenty of skeptics. And to put the risk in perspective, the “probable carcinogen” tag means that the link between overnight work and cancer is merely plausible.
Among the long list of agents that are listed as “known” carcinogens are alcoholic beverages and birth control pills. Such lists say nothing about exposure amount or length of time or how likely they are to cause cancer. The American Cancer Society website notes that carcinogens do not cause cancer at all times.
Still, many doubters of the night shift link may be won over by the IARC’s analysis to be published in the December issue of the journal Lancet Oncology.
“The indications are positive,” said Vincent Cogliano, who heads up the agency’s carcinogen classifications unit. “There was enough of a pattern in people who do shift work to recognize that there’s an increase in cancer, but we can’t rule out the possibility of other factors.”
Scientists believe having lower melatonin levels can raise the risk of developing cancer. Light shuts down melatonin production, so people working in artificial light at night may have lower melatonin levels.
Melatonin can be taken as a supplement, but experts don’t recommend it long-term, since that could ruin the body’s ability to produce it naturally.
Sleep deprivation may be another factor in cancer risk. People who work at night are not usually able to completely reverse their day and night cycles.
“Night shift people tend to be day shift people who are trying to stay awake at night,” said Mark Rea, director of the Light Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, who is not connected with the IARC analysis.
Not getting enough sleep makes your immune system vulnerable to attack, and less able to fight off potentially cancerous cells.
Confusing your body’s natural rhythm can also lead to a breakdown of other essential tasks. “Timing is very important,” Rea said. Certain processes like cell division and DNA repair happen at regular times.
Even worse than working an overnight shift is flipping between daytime and overnight work.
“The problem is re-setting your body’s clock,” said Aaron Blair, of the United States’ National Cancer Institute, who chaired IARC’s recent meeting on shift work. “If you worked at night and stayed on it, that would be less disruptive than constantly changing shifts.”
Anyone whose light and dark schedule is often disrupted — including frequent long-haul travelers or insomniacs — could theoretically face the same increased cancer risk, Stevens said.
He advises workers to sleep in a darkened room once they get off work. “The balance between light and dark is very important for your body. Just get a dark night’s sleep.”
Meanwhile, scientists are trying to come up with ways to reduce night workers’ cancer risk. And some companies are experimenting with different lighting, seeking a type that doesn’t affect melatonin production.
So far, the color that seems to have the least effect on melatonin is one that few people would enjoy working under: red.
Copyright 2007 The Associated
Blask, D.E., G.C. Brainard, et al. 2005. Melatonin-depleted blood from premenopausal women exposed to light at night stimulates growth of human breast cancer xenografts in nude rats. Cancer Research 65(Dec. 1):11174-11184. Abstract available at http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/65/23/11174.
Schernhammer, E.S., and S.E. Hankinson. 2005. Urinary melatonin levels and breast cancer risk. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 97(July 20):1084-1087. Abstract available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jnci/dji190.
wow what a bunch of mediocre minds reading this important news.
ill explain as simply as possible
melatonin slows down cell division and this reduces cancer rates.
the peak for melatonin acitivity is at 2-3 AM.
Blind women get 60% less breast cancer and this is attributed to melatonin production not being impeded.
Im really shocked by how quickly and foolishly all of you laugh at brilliant researchers findings.
I’m 46 years old,in general good health(I hope),I have had a colonoscospy exam(found nothing wrong),I’ve had a prostate exam (it was ok).I seem to be getting up every 2 hours to urinate at night (its really frustrating)
Do you limit what you drink before bed in order to avoid having to get up and urinate during the night?Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
Also, do you make sure to empty your bladder at the very last minute before getting in bed, for the same reason?
Just curious how many people still do this… I was a bedwetter for MANY years growing up and to this day I try to avoid having more than a few swallows in the last couple of hours, because otherwise I’ll be up and going all night which is really annoying.
Do most people have to do this to avoid going during the night, or is my bladder just a lot smaller than normal? (I’m a healthy guy in my 20s and don’t have diabetes, prostate issues, or any other health issues except the long history of bedwetting.)
I’m a young adult male in my 20′s, otherwise in good health (I know I don’t have diabetes, prostate issues, or any other such thing)…
I have a small bladder and have to urinate frequently (maybe an average of 10-12 times) during the day… but the worst problem is at night — I almost always have to get up at least once a night to urinate, sometimes twice, and sometimes before I can wake up all the way my bladder just gets too full to hold it all and I’m already leaking a little (or, rarely, a lot) in my bed as I wake up. I also get a huge adrenaline rush (I think) because my body is panicked because I have to go so badly, and then it takes forever to fall back asleep.
Is there any way I can train my bladder to hold on just a little longer, or my body to wake up quicker, so I can sleep through the night with minimal interruption? I don’t drink late at night and am careful to use the bathroom before bed… anything else I can do to help my bladder hold on until I wake up?
I know it’s normal for a lot of people to wake up and have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night… but a lot of times I don’t wake up until I really HAVE to go, to the point where my bladder is stretched to the absolute limit and a few drops (or rarely, more) are starting to leak out. What’s really frustrating about that, though, is that my body often gets a huge adrenaline surge when this happens (probably because it’s trying really hard to make me wake up before i wet the bed!) and then after i hit the bathroom i’m WIDE awake, and sometimes can’t get back to sleep for an hour or more!
I’m only in my 20s and in good health… i know i don’t have diabetes or prostate issues or anything… just a bladder that’s never been able to make it through the night! Any ideas on how i can at least get a better night’s sleep?
(and yes, i already know not to drink too many fluids before bed… this can happen even if i don’t drink anything at all after 6 pm!)
I hadnt masturbated in a month, and last night i had a wet dream. I’m 23, masturbated for about 6-7 years now, 3 times a week. But sometimes, i can control myself to not masturbate for about 3 weeks straight.
We are sure that having just a bottle of beer before bed makes you have a long lasting sex but doctors do not recommend to use alcohol.Do not you think it worths to drink one bottle to get rid of such a mess in your marriage life?After all doctors are not recommending a better options.Does little alcohol have any effect on a child if she gets pregnant?
Are any health reasons for men or women as to why they shouldn’t daily “take care of themselves”? Or as my brother calls it patting his Walrus.