Friday, November 30, 2007

Working at night causes cancer?!?

Bad news for those of us in debt that work a late night job to help pay off those bills. A new study has concluded that people that work at night have a probable cause for cancer!

Why is this the case?

Well, apparently at night when you are sleeping and it is dark is when your body produces melatonin. Melatonin prevents tumor production. And if you are working at night it is probably not in the dark - so no melatonin is produced! Yikes!

The article said that light shuts down melatonin production, so people working in artificial light at night may have lower melatonin levels.

It is an interesting article that you might want to read. It kind of makes you think. Is the risk of cancer really worth getting debt paid of quickly? The first blogger this makes me think of is JW at Need to be debt free.

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