Irregular sleeping patterns can lead to cancer

Irregular sleeping patterns can lead to cancer

Irregular sleeping patterns have been “unequivocally” shown to lead to cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests. The report, in Current Biology, lends weight to concerns about the damaging impact of shift work on health. The researchers said women with a family risk of breast cancer should never work shifts, but cautioned that further tests in people were needed. The data also indicated the animals were 20% heavier despite eating the same amount of…

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Change Your Diet and Reduce Your Cholestrol

Change Your Diet and Reduce Your Cholestrol

Statins are used to lower cholesterol but how much can be achieved with changes to diet alone, asks Michael Mosley. Over the many years that I’ve been making science documentaries I’ve covered a huge range of subjects, but there is one that is of particular personal interest. My family tree is riddled with heart disease and I know that, unchecked, my cholesterol scores tend to soar. I am not alone – 60% of people in…

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