Sleep Problems Strongly Linked with Prostate Cancer

Here’s another study showing a strong association between poor sleep and cancer: An Icelandic study found that men with problems falling asleep had a 70% increased risk of developing prostate cancer, and a 210% increased risk if they had trouble staying asleep. Associations were even stronger for more advanced prostate cancers. Note that I wrote […]

Increased Cancer Rates, Alcohol, And Sleep Apnea?

Here’s an interesting study which showed that drinking more than recommended amounts of alcohol can significantly increase your risk of certain types of cancer. Eight European countries enrolled over 250,000 people prospectively over 13 years and found that drinking too much alcohol could account for nearly 45 of cancers of the mouth, voice box and throat […]

Can Colon Cancer Be Caused By Sleep Apnea?

Colon cancer is usually thought to be due to hereditary causes, along with your diet and lifestyle factors, but a new study revealed that sleeping less than 6 hours per night increases your chances of getting colon cancer by 50%, compared with sleeping 7 hours per night. The study authors speculate that perhaps melatonin may […]

Breast Cancer and the Sleep Apnea–Alcohol Link

I’ve been accused in the past of of trying to link everything to sleep apnea. While not everything is caused by sleep apnea (taxes, the weather, etc.), I can make a good argument that not breathing properly during the day and while sleeping can directly or indirectly affect every aspect of our state of health […]

Sleep Apnea and Breast Cancer: Is There A Connection?

There’s been a lot of press coverage recently about the new mammography screening recommendations for breast cancer. The United States Preventive Service Task Force recently recommended that women begin routine mammography screening at age 50, rather than 40. This is an important issue for me as my aunt died from metastatic breast cancer in her […]