Taller women more likely to get cancer: study

Taller women are at greater risk of developing 10 different forms of cancer, new research has revealed. The study published medical journal checked height against cancer rates for more than 1 million middle-aged women. Between 1996 and 2001, some 97,000 developed some form of the disease and those who were taller were more likely to be at risk.

But Cancer Australia head Professor Ian Olver says tall people should not panic, saying having a healthy lifestyle is far more important when it comes to preventing cancer. In particular, breast cancer risk rose by 17 per cent, ovarian cancer rose by the same, and womb cancer rose by 19 per cent. Read more…


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