Night shift work, light at night, and risk of breast cancer.

  title={Night shift work, light at night, and risk of breast cancer.},
  author={Scott M Davis and Dana K. Mirick and Richard G. Stevens},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={93 20},
BACKGROUND Exposure to light at night may increase the risk of breast cancer by suppressing the normal nocturnal production of melatonin by the pineal gland, which, in turn, could increase the release of estrogen by the ovaries. This study investigated whether such exposure is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in women. METHODS Case patients (n = 813), aged 20-74 years, were diagnosed from November 1992 through March 1995; control subjects (n = 793) were identified by random… CONTINUE READING
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Cancer Causes Control 2001;12:95–101

  • S Davis, DK Mirick, RG. Stevens
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