23 Jul '11, 11am

Tall Women More Likely to Develop Cancer | Care2 Causes

Tall Women More Likely to Develop Cancer | Care2 Causes

A new study published in the journal Lancet came to a startling conclusion about the relationship between height and cancer risk in women: the taller women are, the more likely they are to develop cancer. The study shows that for every 4-inch increase in height, women’s risk of 10 different cancers goes up a shocking 16 percent. The tallest group (women 5’9” or taller) were 37% more likely to develop cancer than the shortest group (women 5 feet and shorter), holding age, socioeconomic status, BMI and level of physical activity constant. Tall women don’t need to rush out for extra cancer screenings, though. The study established a link, not a direct correlation, and the underlying biological causes for the link are still unknown. Researchers had several theories, including the conjecture that because taller people have more cells, there are more opportunities for “mutations...

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