Insomnia can double the risk of prostate cancer

Sleep problems can double risk of prostate cancer


Having trouble falling asleep won't just make it tough to handle work in the morning, doctors now say sleep problems are linked to something much worse for men -- prostate cancer.
A new study shows men who reported trouble falling asleep and staying asleep were more likely to get the disease. More than 2,000 men over the age of 67 were surveyed.
The authors say it's not clear whether sleep disruptions contribute to cancer or whether lack of sleep is a sign of poor health which could make men more susceptible to the disease.  
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