Researchers suggest increasing duration of nightly fasting may improve prognosis in patients with breast cancer according to a new study:
Science Daily: Short overnight fasting linked to increased risk of breast cancer recurrence
Researchers also reported that fasting fewer hours per night was associated with significantly less sleep and higher levels of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), which is a measure of average blood sugar levels over a period of months. These findings are relevant to cancer prevention and control efforts because elevated HbA1c and poor sleeping habits have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
Additional study co-authors include Caitlin I. Breen, Sheri J. Hartman, Loki Natarajan, John P. Pierce, Shirley W. Flatt, and Dorothy D. Sears, UCSD; Sandahl H. Nelson, UCSD and San Diego State University.
This research was funded, in part, by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (F31CA183125, K07CA181323, U54CA155435, R01CA166293).
Source: University of California - San Diego. "Short overnight fasting linked to increased risk of breast cancer recurrence: Researchers suggest increasing duration of nightly fasting may improve prognosis." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 31 March 2016. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160331122348.htm>.