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Tall People More Likely To Get Cancer، Says Study

Monday 29/October/2018 - 09:04 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Moamar
A new research has found a correlation between people's height and their likelihood to develop any kind of cancer، as the T3echnical Times said.
Leonard Nunney، a professor of biology at the University of California Riverside looked at the average height — 5 feet and 4 inches for women، 5 feet and 9 inches for men — and found that their risk of getting cancer increases by 10 percent for every 10 centimeters above that. He also found that height is also connected to a person's risk of developing other health problems such as blood clots and diabetes.
His research was published in the journal The Proceedings of the Royal Society.
For the study، Professor Nunney used existing data on people who were diagnosed with cancer. He looked at at least 10،000 cases، both men and women، and then compared it to their individual heights.
He hypothesized that because a tall person has more cells، they have a greater risk of developing cancer compared to their shorter peers. The research also found that the risk increases based on gender in which a tall woman has a 12 percent risk of developing cancer versus 9 percent in tall men.
The research found a correlation in 18 Out of the 23 types of cancer tests.
"Now، you can't do anything about your height، but what you can do is tell extremely tall individuals that they should be aware of this، and if they have any concerns، to get checked،" stated Professor Nunney. "It just suggests more vigilance، I think."

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