Hello my dear rascals: I would like to share with you a very interesting post by Dra. Odile Fernández, the author of the book My anticancer recipes Most of us work in our ICUs at any time, and very often in the night shift.
In a study, nurses working at the night shift had a higher risk of breast cancer. This study was conducted with 78,500 women in the Nurses’ Health Study, and suggested that nurses who worked the night shift for ten years had a 60 % increased risk of breast cancer and an increased risk of colon cancer compared to those that did not work at night .
A Japanese study of more than 14,000 men revealed that workers shifts varying between day and night were three times the rate of prostate cancer.
We all know that the night shift and sleep deprivation bring other problems : memory lapses, increases blood pressure , altered mood and even infertility .
In all of this is related with melatonin hormone, critical to the physical and mental wellbeing.
Although all things seem obvious and health workers often think that nothing affect us, Dra. Fernandez recommends : Always rest the body will ask ; early and light dinner , rest a minimum of 7 hours and activities that do not excessively activate your before bedtime.
Odile, congratulations for your work. From here my personal appreciation .
From the book My Anticancer recipes. Editorial Uranus