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A short-term increase in cancer risk associated with daytime napping is likely to reflect pre-clinical disease: prospective cohort study

Cairns, Benjamin J; Travis, Ruth; Wang, X-S; Reeves, Gillian K; Green, Jane; Beral, Valerie; Million Women Study, Collaborators; Banks, Emily


Background: Sleep disturbance, a correlate of which is daytime napping, has been hypothesised to be associated with risk of breast and other cancers.Methods:We estimated relative risks (RR) of breast and other invasive cancers by the reported frequency of daytime napping in a large prospective cohort of middle-aged women in the UK.Results:During an average of 7.4 years of follow-up, 20 058 breast cancers and 31 856 other cancers were diagnosed. Over the first 4 years of follow-up, daytime...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Cancer
DOI: 10.1038/bjc.2012.291


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