Working at night increase the risk of ovarian cancer
The study involved 3,322 women who are healthy and has ovarian cancer. They are about 35-74 years of age. They also were asked about the hours of daily work, including the experience of doing work at night.
As a result, women are at higher risk of developing ovarian cancer if they work at night. Especially for those aged 50 years and over.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which conducted the study mentioned that working at night disrupt the body’s normal rhythm of work. So it also increases the risk of normal cell growth and trigger cancer.
As reported by Science Daily, the study was reported in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal.
Previously, there are also studies that describe that working at night could increase the risk of breast cancer for women and prostate cancer in men.
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