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Domestic light at night and breast cancer risk: a prospective analysis of 105 000 UK women in the Generations Study

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Background: Circadian disruption caused by exposure to light at night (LAN) has been proposed as a risk factor for breast cancer and a reason for secular increases in incidence. Studies to date have largely been ecological or case-control in design and findings have been mixed.

Methods: We investigated the relationship between LAN and breast cancer risk in the UK Generations Study. Bedroom light levels and sleeping patterns at age 20 and at study recruitment were obtained by questi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/bjc.2017.359

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cancer Research UK
Journal:
British Journal of Cancer More from this journal
Volume:
118
Issue:
4
Pages:
pages 600–606
Publication date:
2018-01-23
Acceptance date:
2017-09-14
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
Pmid:
29360812
Language:
English
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pubs:821439
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uuid:6a4095a7-29a3-4ca9-9daa-39f039b2ed48
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pubs:821439
Source identifiers:
821439
Deposit date:
2018-10-01

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