Study: Morning people less likely to develop breast cancer

(Allen Cone/ UPI) — If a woman regularly wakes up early in the morning, she has up to a 48 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study in England.

In addition, women who slept longer than seven to eight hours had a 20 percent increased risk per additional hour slept. The findings, which have not been peer-reviewed, were presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from Sunday through Tuesday.

Researchers at the University of Bristol analyzed data from 180,215 women enrolled with the U.K. Biobank project, and 228,951 women who participated in genome-wide association study of breast cancer led by the international Breast Cancer Association Consortium.

The consortium has the largest collection of genetic data on women with breast cancer obtained so far. (…)

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