Got Stress? Maybe No Cancer

According to a new study -- and just about opposite every other study -- job stress has no longer been found to contribute to cancer.  As webmd.com reports, even though 90% of cancers have been linked to environment and lifestyle, a recent Finnish analysis found that, though "stress has been linked with a body response that causes extra stress hormones," these hormones don't trigger and maintain chronic inflammation, as originally thought. Inflammation has been shown to play a part in cancer.

Another study done in London over 20 years had the same results. Now, if you work the night shift, the situation might be a little different.  Studies done last year show that women who work overnight have a higher risk of breast cancer, and men, prostate cancer.

The Finnish study used people who felt they had high demands, and low control, placed on them. Couldn't we all relate? 






http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/news/20130208/job-stress-risk-cancer

http://radio.foxnews.com/2013/02/11/housecall-for-health-stress-cancer/#.URkOxqWRTwl

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9294547/Night-shift-women-at-greater-risk-of-breast-cancer-research.html

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