Navigation Links
Angelina Jolie has Women Asking for Ways to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer
Date:5/23/2013

University Heights,OH (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

Angeline Jolie’s brave decision to have both breasts removed based on the genetic study showing there was an 87% chance she would develop breast cancer is making women everywhere look at their odds of getting breast cancer. Long term studies show American women have a 12 % chance of getting breast cancer during their lifetime (1).

Among the things that can be changed to improve these odds are giving up alcohol (more than a drink a day) smoking, and avoiding becoming obese. Choice of diet seems not to make much difference despite all the claims (2). Another thing that can be changed to reduce the odds of having breat cancer is one many people have never heard about before. It is the exposure to light at night, especially blue light. Nighttime exposure to light cuts off the production of melatonin. Melatonin is the sleep hormone but also fights cancer in about five different ways.

Numerous studies in both animals and humans dating back to the 1990s have shown that exposure to light at night increased the risk of developing breast cancer by about a factor of two (3). But women do not need to give up the use of night at night. According to Richard Hansler PhD, Director of the Lighting Innovations Institute at John Carroll University (JCU), the blue wavelengths in ordinary white light have been demonstrated to cause the problem. Light bulbs that don’t make blue light and glasses that eliminate it were developed at JCU in 2005 and are available from Photonic Developments LLC at http://www.lowbluelights.com. Using these products is the equivalent of being in darkness and thus might reduce the probability of having breast cancer.

Thousands of people have bought these products with the guarantee of money back if they don’t help them sleep better. About 90% find their sleep improved. Reducing the risk of breast and other cancers may be a free extra benefit.

Dr. Hansler is the author of “Great Sleep! Reduced Cancer!” and Heroes of Cancer Prevention Research” available from Amazon as paperback or Kindle books.

1.    National Cancer Institute
2.    Epidemiol Health. 2013 Apr 30;35:e2013003. doi: 10.4178/epih/e2013003. Print 2013.
Cohort study of risk factors for breast cancer in post menopausal women.
Hartz AJ, He T.
3.    Cancer Causes Control. 2009 Nov;20(9):1753-6. doi: 10.1007/s10552-009-9405- Epub 2009 Aug 1.
Total visual blindness is protective against breast cancer.
Flynn-Evans EE, Stevens RG, Tabandeh H, Schernhammer ES, Lockley SW.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10755287.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Angelina Jolie – Scarless Breast Augmentation Surgery
2. Jean LaMantia, Registered Dietitian, Cancer Survivor and Author Announces that Like Angelina Jolie, Others Can Take Preventative Measures to Reduce Cancer Risk
3. Dr. Bob "The Drugless Doctor" Shares Tips in Light of Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy
4. Angelina Jolie – Mastectomies and Scarless Breast Augmentation
5. Angelina Jolie Will Have Ovaries Removed to Lower Chances of Cancer: Report
6. Angelina Jolie Has Preventive Double Mastectomy
7. Breast Cancer Experts Available to Weigh in on Angelina Jolie Double Mastectomy
8. IU School of Medicine Breast Cancer Experts Available for Comment on Angelina Jolie Decision
9. Baseball Lunch at BMA Affordable Assisted Living Community to Feature Joliet Slammers Mascot
10. Zensah® Comments on New York Daily News Article Examining How Better Sports Bra Could Help Women Marathoners
11. Pamela Isom, President and CEO of ICE Safety Solutions Inc. Receives 2013 Women of Influence Recognition and Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics ... yet in many ways they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to ... a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness plan ... fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library ... City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ... for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method ... —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer ... unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid ... healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Research and ... Market for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... for Companion Diagnostics The World Market for ... personalized medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the ... Market (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June 24, ... VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, ... Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As ... Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic counsel ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... method for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the ... from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to ... chloride in balance. Increasing number of ESRD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: