The risk of prostate, lung and intestine of men working shift schedule, increases in several times. The reason for this violation of the production of melatonin. According to the statement of canadian researchers, prostate cancer in men working in night shifts, occurs three times more often than in day workers.
The experts analyzed data from more than 3000 men are diagnosed with some form of cancer. This was especially taken into account the schedule of the experiment participants. After comparing these data with the data of the group not suffering from cancer was that night work is associated with the increase of cancer of the prostate in 3 and bowel cancer 2 times. Besides, the night servants lung cancer was more common in 76% and bladder cancer by 70%.
The results were not influenced by the experience of the work shift schedule. Most risks for those with duration of work in this mode has exceeded 10 years. According to the researchers, the reason for the negative effect in suppressing the production of melatonin is the hormone produced in the pineal gland of the brain and helps the person to sleep. Its production happens at night-time, and under artificial violation of jet lag melatonin levels is reduced, which adversely affects the health.
Previous research has shown an increase in night work the risk of breast cancer in women. These include, first and foremost, nurses.
According to statistics, in the United States for the year is revealed about 250,000 new cases of prostate cancer. Approximately 1 person out of 32 will die from this disease. It is worth noting that African Americans often white Americans and Asians die from this disease. Unfortunately, we failed to find statistics on Russia and Ukraine.