Not enough sleep connected to cancer

In a recent study of 6000 women it was found that exercise reduces the risk of cancer, and that this benefit is mostly reduced if she does not get enough sleep.

Woman who slept less than seven hours a night have an almost 50% higher chance of getting cancer compared to those who get eight or more hours of sleep a night researched reported to the American Association for Cancer Research.

This is a new finding to add to the already known affects of sleep deprivation such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, cardiovascular disease, depression, cigarette smoking and excessive drinking.

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