Category: Cancer

Study reveals that Taller Women have higher Cancer Risk

| July 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

A recent study has found connection between taller women and cancer. The study revealed that tall women are more prone to cancer when compared to short women. Research has revealed that risk of cancer rose by 16 percent for every 4-inch increase in height.

Women who are tall can suffer from different types of cancer. Taller women have increased chances of suffering from 10 types of cancer which include ovary, womb, skin, bowel and breast cancer. Some of the factors that can increase the chances of cancer are body mass index, age of menstruation, alcohol intake, socio-economic status and work or exercise you do. The link between increased cancer risk and height is not limited to certain race or age but is the same for women of races and ages.

Researchers found that women who are tall have higher growth related hormones which can increase the risk of cancer in women. Most women reach the maximum height between the ages of 20 and 30 years. Growth related hormones are not only factor that lead to increase in height of men and women. The environment in which the person grows can also affect the height of the person. Also, childhood nutrition and infections can affect the height of the person.

Since people do not have control over their height, they can take steps that can reduce their chances of cancer. People can reduce their cancer risk by reducing their alcohol intake, quit smoking and exercising regularly.