Rabu, 20 Februari 2013

Tall Women More Risk of Cancer?

Cervical Cancer-Women who have a height above average risk of cancer is greater than the short stature (less than 155 cm). Those above 175 cm high cancer risk 37 percent higher.

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The study was conducted on more than one million women in the UK in a study that examined the link between height and incidence of 17 types of cancer. In general, for every 10 cm increase in height, the risk increased 16 percent.

However, keep in mind that the actual risk of cancer in a group of that size is not tall. For example, out of every 1,000 women in the tall (173.8 cm tall) there will be 10 who are diagnosed with cancer each year. Meanwhile, a group of medium height (160 cm) was diagnosed with cancer 8. This means there is an additional 2 diagnoses per 1,000 women of the height above the average.

Large-scale study conducted by a team from Oxford University has also incorporated other risk factors on the incidence of cancer, such as socioeconomic status and smoking habits.

Nevertheless Cancer Research UK, said the women included tall need not worry about the results of these studies. While it height contribute to the risk of cancer, but there are other factors that play a greater role family history and lifestyle.

Height can not be changed, but adopt a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, avoid alcohol and quitting smoking is a proven way to reduce cancer risk.

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