Existing data suggests that disruption of the circadian rhythm may be a risk factor for cancer. Previous studies have found associations between exposure to light at night (LAN) and development of various conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Diabetes and obesity are both independent risk factors for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Read more . . .
Exposure to light during the nighttime and subsequent circadian disruption may be risk factors for the development of pancreatic cancer, according to new findings from researchers at the National Cancer Institute.