Correlation Found Between Height and Cancer Risk

A new study has found a strong correlation between women’s height and their risk of cancer. The study consisted of over 20,900 women between the ages of 50 and 79. Researchers divided the women into five groups based on each person’s height. Based on the data gathered from the study, cancer risk increased by 13% with every 10 centimeters of height. Overall, taller women have a 13%-17% higher risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, melanoma and colon cancer. They also have a 23%-29% greater risks of developing rectum, blood, thyroid and kidney cancer. More here

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