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Recommendations for the prevention of breast cancer in shift workers.

Richter K, Acker J, Kamcev N, Bajraktarov S, Piehl A, Niklewski G - EPMA J (2011)

Bottom Line: The functioning of the human body is regulated by the rhythmical change between rest and activity.These strategies include regular sleep education courses on the prevention of sleep disorders in companies.The individual chronotype could be an important predictor for the adaptability to shift work.

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Affiliation: Center for sleep medicine, Klinikum Nürnberg Nord, Haus 34, Prof.-Ernst-Nathan-Straße 1, 90419 Nürnberg, Germany.

ABSTRACT
The functioning of the human body is regulated by the rhythmical change between rest and activity. The SCN (suprachiasmatic nucleus) is responsible for the central control of the biorhythm and the genetic prediction of the individual chronotype, whereas peripheral time cues such as light, social contacts and times of meals modulate the rhythmical activity of the body. Shift workers suffer from a disruption of the sleep-wake rhythm, insomnia and a lack of melatonin. These factors might trigger the development of breast cancer in female shift workers. The growing amount of data which indicate the high risk of breast cancer in female shift workers demonstrates the need for the implementation of prevention strategies against insomnia in shift workers. These strategies include regular sleep education courses on the prevention of sleep disorders in companies. The individual chronotype could be an important predictor for the adaptability to shift work.

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Mentions: Even though it is at present by no means confirmed that shift work contributes to the development of cancer, it is nevertheless requested that current findings from occupational medicine as well as from biology and the occupational sciences be taken into consideration (Fig. 3).Fig. 3


Recommendations for the prevention of breast cancer in shift workers.

Richter K, Acker J, Kamcev N, Bajraktarov S, Piehl A, Niklewski G - EPMA J (2011)

Recommendations for health promotion and primary prevention of breast cancer in shift worker
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Fig3: Recommendations for health promotion and primary prevention of breast cancer in shift worker
Mentions: Even though it is at present by no means confirmed that shift work contributes to the development of cancer, it is nevertheless requested that current findings from occupational medicine as well as from biology and the occupational sciences be taken into consideration (Fig. 3).Fig. 3

Bottom Line: The functioning of the human body is regulated by the rhythmical change between rest and activity.These strategies include regular sleep education courses on the prevention of sleep disorders in companies.The individual chronotype could be an important predictor for the adaptability to shift work.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Center for sleep medicine, Klinikum Nürnberg Nord, Haus 34, Prof.-Ernst-Nathan-Straße 1, 90419 Nürnberg, Germany.

ABSTRACT
The functioning of the human body is regulated by the rhythmical change between rest and activity. The SCN (suprachiasmatic nucleus) is responsible for the central control of the biorhythm and the genetic prediction of the individual chronotype, whereas peripheral time cues such as light, social contacts and times of meals modulate the rhythmical activity of the body. Shift workers suffer from a disruption of the sleep-wake rhythm, insomnia and a lack of melatonin. These factors might trigger the development of breast cancer in female shift workers. The growing amount of data which indicate the high risk of breast cancer in female shift workers demonstrates the need for the implementation of prevention strategies against insomnia in shift workers. These strategies include regular sleep education courses on the prevention of sleep disorders in companies. The individual chronotype could be an important predictor for the adaptability to shift work.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus