Turn Out the Lights to Cut Breast Cancer Risk

June 2008
Good Medicine;Summer2008, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p17
The article discusses research on the increased risk of women who live in neighborhoods with lots of nighttime illumination in Israel to develop breast cancer. It references a study by I. Kloog et al, published in the February 2008 issue of the journal "Chronobiology International." Researchers observed that 73 percent incidence of breast cancer can be found among women who live in areas with the highest level of nighttime illumination. Findings also showed that energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs suppresses melatonin than incandescent bulbs.


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