Women's Cancer Risk Increases With Height, Study Finds

August 1, 2011

The New York Times

The taller a woman is, the greater her risk for cancer, a large study has found.

Researchers at the University of Oxford in England analyzed data on more than 1.2 million British women followed for an average of 9.4 years. There were more than 97,000 cases of cancer among them. The researchers found that for each four-inch increase in height over 5 feet 1 inch, the risk that a woman would develop cancer increased by about 16 percent. The study was published online July 21 in The Lancet Oncology... Read More