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Nightshift work and risk of ovarian cancer
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    Low solar ultraviolet-B irradiance and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels likely explain the link between nightshift work and ovarian cancer

    The finding that nightshift work is linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer1 is one of a long series of studies finding that nightshift work is associated with increased risk of cancer [e.g., Ref. 2]. While reduced production of melatonin is a possible explanation, a better explanation is that since those on night shift sleep during daytime, they spend less time in the sun when they could be making vitamin D. Solar ul...

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