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Why Female Night Shift Workers have Increased Risk of Common Cancers

Why Female Night Shift Workers have Increased Risk of Common Cancers

NEWS, Women's health
Night shift work was associated with women having an increased risk of breast, skin, and gastrointestinal cancer, according to a meta-analysis. Ma explained that because breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among women worldwide, most previous meta-analyses have focused on understanding the association between female night shift workers and breast cancer risk, but the conclusions have been inconsistent. To build upon previous studies, Ma and colleagues analyzed whether long-term night shift work in women was associated with risk for nearly a dozen types of cancer. The study was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. Ma and colleagues performed a meta-analysis using data from 61 articles comprising 114,628 cancer cases and 3,909,152 parti...