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Cheryl L. Thompson, Emma K. Larkin, Sanjay Patel, Nathan A. Berger, Susan Redline and Li Li Short duration of sleep increases risk of colorectal adenoma Cancer 117

Version of Record online: 8 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.25507

In this study, we present evidence that short sleep duration is associated with an increased risk of colorectal adenomas, a precursor of colorectal cancer. This research provides important epidemiological data of a novel risk factor for colorectal and highlights the potential of a sleep intervention to reduce colorectal adenoma incidence in individuals who average less than 6 hours of sleep per night.

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