OXFORD, England -- The taller a woman is greatly increases her risk of developing one of the 10 cancers that exist today, according to a recent study in The Lancet Journal.
The study followed 1.3 million middle-aged women living in the United Kingdom. After researching for several years, the study found that cancer risk increases about 16 percent for every four inches of a woman’s height, as CNN reports.
Though the study did not investigate exactly what about being tall increases a woman’s cancer risks, the findings were undeniable. The tallest group of women – those 5 feet 9 inches or taller – were 37 percent more likely to develop cancer than the shortest group of women who were 5 feet and shorter.