According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. There are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Saturday along with their supporters, those survivors took to the city streets and even highways to raise money for life saving research.
More than 400 people arrived this morning at the Sanford Cancer Center, ready to bike for breast cancer. While some just wanted a healthy way to give back, others were decked in pink to show their support for a special someone.
Researchers found evidence of a “lunar influence” in a study of 33 volunteers sleeping in tightly controlled laboratory conditions.
When the Moon was round, the volunteers took longer to nod off and had poorer quality sleep, despite being shut in a darkened room, Current Biology reports.
They also had a dip in levels of a hormone called melatonin that is linked to natural-body clock cycles.
When it is dark, the body makes more melatonin. And it produces less when it is light.
Being exposed to bright lights in the evening or too little light during the day can disrupt the body’s normal melatonin cycles.