Does Incidence of Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Decrease with Increasing Degree of Visual Impairment

@article{Pukkala2005DoesIO,
  title={Does Incidence of Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Decrease with Increasing Degree of Visual Impairment},
  author={Eero I Pukkala and Matti Ojamo and Sirkka-Liisa Rudanko and Richard G. Stevens and Pia K. Verkasalo},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={573-576}
}
The issue of light at night and cancer continuously attracts discussion. The major hypotheses are that melatonin may decrease risk of hormone-related cancers, particularly breast cancer, or even act as a potent antioxidant and thus have a protective effect against cancer development in general. We tested the hypothesis that blind persons are at lower risk of cancer in a follow-up study linking a cohort of 17,557 persons with visual impairment identified from the Finnish Register of Visual… CONTINUE READING

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