Study: People working night shifts have the highest risk of cancer, new research reveals - Newztezz Online


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Study: People working night shifts have the highest risk of cancer, new research reveals

The trend of working night shifts in companies has increased a lot. 
How many companies that run 24 hours a day continue to work in different shifts. It has been researched before that working at night can lead to poor health. A new study has revealed that people who work night shifts. It increases the risk of cancer in people.

Revealed in new research

"People who work night shifts have a much higher risk of developing different types of cancer than those who work normal shifts," said a researcher at Washington State University. The study found that the body works in rhythm 24 hours a day. During this time, some of the genes associated with cancer disrupt activity. Due to which the DNA of the people working in night shift is becoming sensitive towards damage. At the same time, the mechanism that repairs DNA damage may not work properly.

Still researching, how to save these people

The study is published online in the journal Pineal Research. The research involved lab experiments. Which included healthy candidates. All of these were given simulated night shifts. However, researchers say more research is needed on how to protect people working night shifts from cancer.

More risk to people working night shifts

Shobhan Gaddamidhi, an associate professor at the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and author of the study, says there is evidence that people who work night shifts have a higher risk of cancer. As a result, the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified people working night shifts as potentially carcinogenic.

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