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Sleep Duration And Colon Cancer Risk

Posted May 02 2013 6:18am

There have been more and more studies showing an association between sleep duration or sleep apnea with increased cancer risk. In this study , longer sleep duration was associated with increased colon cancer risk in people who snored or were overweight. As we know from cancer research studies, hypoxia is a major mechanism of cancer progression. Whether you stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night, or have increased levels of stress from not sleeping long enough, lower levels of oxygen can result.

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