Breast cancer is considered the most common and deadliest cancer in women, affecting nearly 60,000 new patients each year, according to the German Cancer Society. Researchers are constantly trying to expand knowledge about breast cancer and have now discovered that a certain habit can promote the development of breast cancer.
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This bad habit is said to promote breast cancer
It cannot be said often enough: good sleep is the be-all and end-all. Getting enough sleep is important for both the body and the mind. A new study by researchers at Canada's Laval University, published in the journal Cytokines, shows the favoring of inflammation in breast tissue with poor sleep quality. As a result, the development of breast cancer may be promoted.
For the study, the expert measured the frequency of 11 inflammatory markers in the breast tissue of 165 women. They also investigate whether the women suffer from insomnia, how many hours they sleep on average per night and whether they have taken any prescription drugs during the year.
The researchers conclude that inflammation is much higher in women who sleep less than 7 hours or more than 9 hours per night.
46% of women suffer from sleep disorders
However, these results have yet to be confirmed. The researchers support the hypothesis that poor sleep quality can trigger reactions and lead to the development of several types of cancer, especially breast cancer. Researcher Sue-Ling Chang emphasizes that the issue of sleep quality needs to be addressed urgently during doctor visits. The doctor spoke to Cytokines:
Sleep is as important a component of cancer prevention as diet or physical activity. Since sleep is one of the lifestyle habits that can be changed, one could consider the use of interventions to improve sleep and as an approach to prevent breast cancer.
According to the expert, 30% of the general population suffers from sleep disorders, of which 46% of women are affected, suffering from poor or insufficient sleep every night.
This article has been translated from Gentside DE.
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