Research Shows Taller People More Prone to Cancer

Tall people are at a greater risk of cancer because they have more cells in their body, new research has suggested from the University of California in Riverside. A person’s risk of developing cancer increases by 10% for every 10 centimeters (4 inches) they are over the average height, the study said, because they have more cells which could mutate and lead to cancer. Average height was defined in the study as 162cm (5 feet, 4 inches) for women and 175cm (5 feet, 9 inches) for men.The findings match with previous research, which has also connected height to an increased risk of developing a range of health problems including blood clots, heart problems and diabetes.

Source: MG News

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