“The working hours were associated with an increased number of cases of certain skin cancers and some disorders such as indigestion, heart disease, and diabetes,“ said lead researcher Eva Schernhammer from Channing Laboratory as quoted by the ScienceDaily Wednesday (2 / 3).
The researchers then noted that there were 10,799 cases of skin cancer in 68,336 women in the Nurses Health Study for over 18 years, by monitoring the relationship between night shifts and skin cancer.
They found that the duration of night shifts longer associated with a lower risk of skin cancer significantly.
When examined the influence of working night shifts with various types of skin cancers, like basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, the association‘s strongest risk reduction found in melanoma.
As for working on night shifts for over 10 years associated with reduced risk of developing melanoma by 44 percent. The findings appear online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.