Home Science Health Could your height increase cancer risk?

The journal article is entitled 'Height and cancer incidence in the Million Women Study: prospective cohort, and meta-analysis of prospective studies of height and total cancer risk.'

They conclude: 'Cancer incidence increases with increasing adult height for most cancer sites. The relation between height and total cancer RR (related risk) is similar in different populations.'

The researchers also reported that taller women are more likely than shorter women to have fewer children, to be more active, to be heavier alcoholic drinkers, and to be of a higher socioeconomic class.

For more on the story, please read the WebMD story: 'Tall Women Linked to Greater Cancer Risk.'



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William Atkins

William Atkins completed educational degrees in science (bachelor’s in physics and mathematics) from Illinois State University (Normal, United States) and business (master’s in entrepreneurship and bachelor’s in industrial relations) from Western Illinois University