Scientists: sleep problems and prostate cancer interconnected

Icelandic scientists have found that those men who suffer from insomnia, a two times higher risk of developing prostate cancer. A more detailed study is published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, biomarkers are & Prevention.

In the study by experts at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik participated 2100 of males in the age group from 67 to 96 years. None of the participants in the research at that time did not suffer from prostate cancer. All men were interviewed on the subject of problems with sleep. For example, scientists have wondered whether they use it at night any drugs for insomnia, how often do they Wake up at night and if you Wake up, how quickly after that, they manage to fall asleep.

The results of the survey found that 8.7 percent of the respondents were noted serious problems with sleep, at 5.7 percent of men they were at a critical stage. Compared with men who did not experience problems with sleep, those who have had such problems were 1.6 to 2.1 times higher risk of developing prostate cancer: that is, the more serious were sleep disturbance, the higher was the risk of cancer. In addition, those people who had seen the most severe form of prostate cancer, prior to this three times suffered from sleep disorders.

To exclude the possibility that sleep problems were associated with the emerging men's cancer and enlarged prostate, scientists did not consider in their election of the representatives of the male sex, which often woke up at night for going to the toilet. Even then, the results of the study remained unchanged. According to Dr. Lara Sigurdardottir, today, prostate cancer is a serious problem in global health, as well as problems with sleep disorders. If the assumptions of scientists about the interconnectedness of poor sleep and prostate cancer will find its confirmation in further, larger-scale studies, the sleep will be subject to the intervention of doctors with the aim of preventing the development of prostate cancer.

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