Night work and breast cancer risk in a general population prospective cohort study in The Netherlands

@article{Koppes2014NightWA,
  title={Night work and breast cancer risk in a general population prospective cohort study in The Netherlands},
  author={Lando Lodewijk Joseph Koppes and Goedele A. Geuskens and Anjoeka Pronk and Roel C H Vermeulen and Ernest de Vroome},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={577-584}
}
Experimental studies in animals indicate that disruption of the circadian rhythm is carcinogenic, and night work has been suggested to be a probable breast cancer cause in humans. Findings among humans, however are inconsistent, often gathered with retrospective study designs, and only based on specific populations, such as nurses. We used data on night work collected in the Dutch Labor Force Surveys of 1996 until 2009, and individually linked these with National registers on hospital admission… CONTINUE READING

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