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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! Apparently the height of a woman doesn't only increase her chances of being a runway model for Victoria's Secret but it also increases her chances of getting cancer. According to the latest studies done by researchers, there is a correlation between a woman's height and her cancer risk. It has also been stated that the risk is more than that associated with obesity. Read on.


A new study of nearly 145,000 post-menopausal women found a strong correlation between height and cancer risk—stronger even than the correlation for well-known risk factors such as obesity, Reuters reports. The link was seen across a host of cancers, from thyroid to melanoma.

But researchers don't actually think being tall gives you cancer. Height "should be thought of as a marker for one or more exposures that influence cancer risk, rather than a risk factor itself," the authors write. After all, cancer is basically uncontrolled growth, so factors that simulate developmental growth may extend to it as well. And besides, tall people are less likely to get heart disease, one doctor says, "so there is no reason for those of us who are tall to panic."


This study is really weird if you ask me. Why is it that the study only revolves around woman? It makes the study really seem like a one sided approach. There was no indication that the study was done on males and the study was only done on only post-menopausal woman. The study started off specific but the results were portrayed generally. I don't think that the results of the study should be set in stone just yet. Nevertheless this doesn't change the fact that my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.