Right now we don’t know specifically why sleep deprivation appears to increase prostate cancer death but it reiterates the importance of a good night’s sleep.
New York, New York (PRWEB)
April 10, 2017
Men younger than age 65 who sleep less than 7 hours per night have a significantly higher risk for prostate cancer death according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
“We’ve known for some time now that men who lack sleep do appear to have a higher risk of prostate cancer,” said Dr. David Samadi. “A 2012 study looked at the risk of cancer among men who worked night shift hours, who often don’t get in sufficient sleep, and there was clearly a link suggesting that working odd hours of the day appeared to influence tumor development. So the findings from this study do seem to make sense.”
The information for the study was conducted by analyzing data from the Cancer Prevention Study-I (CPS-I) and Cancer Prevention Study-II (CPS-II). Both are large, long-term cohort studies of the American Cancer Society. CPS-I included 407,649 men who were followed from 1950 through 1972 and CPS-II which included 416,649 men followed from 1982 through 2012. All men participating in the studies were cancer-free at baseline and each self-reported their sleep-related behaviors such as sleep duration, shift work, and insomnia. During the follow-up periods, 1,546 men in CPS-I and 8,704 men in CPS-II died of prostate cancer.
Findings from the study showed that in relation to deaths from prostate cancer, men under the age of 65 and who got three to five hours of sleep per night had a 55 percent…