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E-books can interfere with sleep, study finds

LA Times

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It’s not just healthy sleep cycles that are at risk, say the researchers, noting “recent evidence linking chronic suppression of melatonin secretion by nocturnal light exposure with the increased risk of breast, colorectal and advanced prostate cancer associated with night-shift work.”

The study might prove more relevant to older readers than younger ones, however. According to recent studies by Nielsen Book, teenagers much prefer printed books over e-books.

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