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“Taller Increases Cancer Risk?”

As the old maxim goes, “Be careful of what you wish for, because it may come true.” How many have wished to be taller? A new report in the journal, The Lancet Oncology, reported, “Being tall has been linked to a greater risk of 10 common cancers.” What? Yes, for every four inches (10 cm) above five feet a person was, the Oxford researchers said they had a 16% increased cancer risk. Investigators studied over 1.3 million middle-aged women and linked 10 cancers to height – colon, rectal, malignant melanoma, breast, endometrial (uterus), ovarian, kidney, lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia.

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