Women's Height Linked to Cancer Risk

Taller women have a higher risk of developing 10 different cancers, researchers reported today. A British study of more than 1 million women found that every 4-inch increase in height corresponded to a 16 percent hike in cancer risk. The finding offers little comfort for tall women, whose height -- guided by genes, nutrition and other environmental influences -- was established in their 20s. But it could shed light on a common cancer-causing mechanism. "The importance of this research is in...Full Story
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