Night Shift Can Raise Cancer Risk
Night Shift Can Raise Cancer Risk A new study has revealed that people working on the night shift are more at risk of getting a particular type of cancer. The genes associated with cancer remain active in night working people.
The day is made to work and the night is made for rest, nature has created the cycle of day and night so that after working all day, a person can rest the night. But the need for money has forced people to work night and day, the result of which is coming in the form of life-threatening diseases like cancer. A new study has revealed that people working night shifts are more at risk of getting a particular type of cancer. New research by the Washington State University Health Sciences has revealed that the genes associated with cancer are active in the people working at night.
In the study, researchers included healthy people working in the day and night shifts, which revealed that night shifts affect the 24-hour natural rhythm, activating genes associated with particular cancers.
According to the study, the risk of damage to DNA of people working at night is high. DNA repair mechanisms fail to compensate for that loss.
Cancer disease revealed in the study
Researchers have found in the study that cancer disease has been found more among people working in night shifts. However, the study has not yet clarified why night shift work increases the risk of cancer. Let us tell you that there is a natural biological clock inside our body that is equipped with a system that works according to 24 hours day and night. His activity level differs by day or night. Researchers thought that manipulating that rhythm increased the risk of cancer.
The researchers studied 14 people working in different shifts to validate the study. 50 percent of the people involved in the study completed a 3-day night shift schedule, while the rest were made part of a 3-day day shift. After completing the shifts, all the participants were kept awake for 24 hours. In addition, blood samples were taken every 3 hours after continuous illumination and monitoring the room temperature. Testing of red blood cells in the blood sample revealed that the rhythm of the genes associated with the cancer was different in people with night shifts.