Artificial lighting in the period of night rest slows down the production of the hormone melatonin in the body, which directly affects the development of tumors. Also increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer shift work and insomnia.
That the lack of the dark night associated with the development of cancer and aging, — said the scientist Vladimir Anisimov.
Exposure to light at night, and light from artificial sources, working at nights, contributes to cancer, said Vladimir Anisimov. The human body in such situations suffers from a lack of melatonin.
According to Anisimov, the people in the cities are most susceptible to cancer because of light at night. The expert recommended in a period of short and light nights to take medication that contains the hormone melatonin, is useful to do after the age of 25-30 years.