Navigation Links
New Study Links Poor Sleep and Prostate Cancer
Date:6/12/2013

University Heights, OH (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

A new study at the University of Iceland (1) showed that over a five year period, 135 men developed prostate cancer out of 2102 men in the study. Those who reported poor sleep patterns were about twice as likely to develop prostate cancer as those with normal sleep.

A plausible explanation is that those who had trouble sleeping produced less melatonin, a hormone that has been shown to reduce the incidence of prostate cancer in animals and to slow cell division in cultures of human prostate cancers.

The glasses that eliminate blue light and light bulbs that don’t radiate blue light were invented at John Carroll University (JCU) in 2005 by physicists in the Lighting Innovations Institute. Dr. Richard L. Hansler, who led the group, had researched better and brighter light bulbs at GE Lighting for 42 years before coming to JCU. After the move, he began studying the effect of exposure to ordinary light bulbs at night and discovered it is damaging to health. For example, mice raised with 14 hours of darkness had almost no breast cancer while those raised in only 8 hours of darkness (like we get) had many tumors. All the mice had been injected with a carcinogen to produce breast cancer. Nurses who had worked night shift for many years had about double the incidence of breast cancer as those that had not. Danish nurses who had worked night shifts for many years and developed breast cancer were paid compensation by the Danish government. The JCU group was motivated to solve this problem caused by ordinary light bulbs.

Fortunately, it had been demonstrated in 2001 that it is the blue rays in ordinary white light that cause suppression of melatonin. By developing light bulbs that don’t produce blue light the problem is solved. Another solution is wearing glasses that eliminate blue light. They help when watching television or working on a computer. The group also developed filters for iPads and iPhones that eliminate the blue wavelengths. These products are all available at http://www.lowbluelights.com operated by Photonic Developments LLC a spin-off company.

Dr. Hansler has written two books “Great Sleep! Reduced Cancer!” and “Heroes of Cancer Prevention Research” that are available on the website or from Amazon as paperback or Kindle books. He may be contacted at JCU at 216 397 1657 or at rhansler(at)jcu(dot)edu.

(1)
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 May;22(5):872-9. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-12-1227-T.
Sleep disruption among older men and risk of prostate cancer.
Sigurdardottir LG, Valdimarsdottir UA, Mucci LA, Fall K, Rider JR, Schernhammer E, Czeisler CA, Launer L, Harris T, Stampfer MJ, Gudnason V, Lockley SW.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10817174.htm.


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

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
2. Study reveals how cancer drug causes diabetic-like state
3. Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Wont Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study
4. Lower GI problems plague many with rheumatoid arthritis, Mayo Clinic study finds
5. Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study
6. No Added Cancer Risk From Hip Replacement Materials: Study
7. Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
8. Early Study Finds Some Promise for Lung Cancer Vaccine
9. Narcissists Often Ace Job Interviews, Study Finds
10. Sexual objectification of female artists in music videos exists regardless of race, MU study finds
11. Soy may alleviate hot flashes in menopause, large-scale study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare ... (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are ... cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics ... PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a leader in ... 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced ... 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), creator of the ... the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization that shares best ... alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help support CPEN members ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... , Sept. 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience ... the use of wearable and home sensors for real-time ... Early Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive ... provide an affordable analytical system to record and integrate ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a ... design, and immune-engineering today announced the launch of ... development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has ... exclusive access to enabling technologies to the new ... will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Mich. , Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company ... destruction of targeted tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... PhD ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: