Maybe It's Better To Stay in the Dark: A Study on Prostate Cancer

February 18, 2009

The Washington Post

Might exposure to artificial light at night increase a man's risk for prostate cancer? An unusual international study indicates that it might, providing provocative new evidence that disrupting the body's natural rhythms may play a role in one of the most common malignancies to afflict men.

The first-of-its-kind study, which involved analyzing satellite measurements of nighttime light emissions and cancer rates in 164 countries, found that nations that emit the most light at night tend to have the highest prostate cancer rates ... read more