Learn about how overnight shift work may increase the risk of cancer in this medical report.
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[Music Playing] This is Insidermedicine In 60. From France, the International Agency for Research on Cancer is listing overnight shift work is a probable cause of cancer. The evidence points to overnight shift work being associated with prostate and breast cancer. The raised risk for cancer maybe because the hormone melatonin, which can suppress tumor development, is normally produced at night. From Atlanta, a 3D form of mammography seems to work better than a traditional mammogram. In an evaluation of over 1,000 women, the 3D scan significantly lowered the chance for a false positive, where there appears to be lesion on mammogram when actually no lesion is present as well as false negatives, or lesions are not detected. And finally from Cornell, the USDA has appointed Brian Wansink as the Executive Director of its Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Wansink is a Marketing Professor who has been studying the psychology of eating for many years. His research has shown that bowl and spoon size are linked to the amount of food eaten, as is the name of a food. For instance, kids are more likely to eat broccoli if it is called dino trees and peas if they are called power peas. For Insidermedicine In 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma. [Music Playing]
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