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Fear of Heights: The Cancer Link

Date: October 20, 2015      Publication: Health Insider      Source: Karolinska Institute, Stockholm      Print:

Take that, Randy Newman: Shorter people may be less likely to get cancer. When Swedish researchers tracked health records of more than five million people over more than 50 years, they found that for each four inches of adult height, men were 11% and women 18% more likely to develop cancer. Other studies have also reported the association.

To learn more about the topic, read Bottom Line’s What Your Height Says About Your Health.

Source: Study by researchers at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology.