New Fred Hutch study sheds more light on how shift work damages our health — and points toward a potential workaround
June 26, 2017
| By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service
For the past few years, Fred Hutch’s Dr. Parveen Bhatti has been trying to figure out why working at night is so bad for our health. His latest study confirms that the body repairs DNA damage more efficiently if you sleep during the night than it does if you sleep during the day — and offers insights as to why.
Study found the hormone-lowering effect to be independent of weight loss
Feb. 25, 2016
| By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service
A Fred Hutch study involving postmenopausal, overweight and obese women who took 2,000 IUs of vitamin D daily for a year found that those whose vitamin D blood levels increased the most had the greatest reductions in blood estrogens, which are a known risk factor for breast cancer.
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