Height May Up Cancer Risk in Women, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Study

Published: Jul 26, 2013

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Jealous of your long-legged peers? Turns out they may not have won the gene pool after all. New research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found a surprising correlation between height and cancer risk among postmenopausal women; the taller the woman, the greater her risk for the disease. The researchers studied more than 20,900 women ages 50 to 79 who participated in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study, an on-going analysis of post menopausal women and the factors that contribute to their health. T

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