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Night work and prostate cancer in men: a Swedish prospective cohort study
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stress Research Institute. Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stress Research Institute. Radboud University, The Netherlands .
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2017 (English)In: BMJ Open, ISSN 2044-6055, E-ISSN 2044-6055, Vol. 7, no 6, e015751Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men, but the contributing factors are unclear. One such may be night work because of the day/night alternation of work and the resulting disturbance of the circadian system. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prospective relation between number of years with night work and prostate cancer in men.

Design Cohort study comparing night and day working twins with respect to incident prostate cancer in 12 322 men.

Setting Individuals in the Swedish Twin Registry.

Participants 12 322 male twins.

Outcome measures Prostate cancer diagnoses obtained from the Swedish Cancer Registry with a follow-up time of 12 years, with a total number of cases=454.

Results Multiple Cox proportional hazard regression analysis, adjusted for a number of covariates, showed no association between ever night work and prostate cancer, nor for duration of night work and prostate cancer. Analysis of twin pairs discordant for prostate cancer (n=332) showed no significant association between night work and prostate cancer.

Conclusions The results, together with previous studies, suggest that night work does not seem to constitute a risk factor for prostate cancer.

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2017. Vol. 7, no 6, e015751
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Cancer and Oncology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-147193DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015751ISI: 000406391200185PubMedID: 28600375OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-147193DiVA: diva2:1142902
Available from: 2017-09-20 Created: 2017-09-20 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved

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