Taller men could be at a higher risk of aggressive form of prostate cancer, suggests a study
-According to a recent study, British scientists found that every 10cm increment in height increased the risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer by 21% and the risk of death from the disease by 17%.
-They also found that obesity was associated with an increased risk of contracting aggressive prostate cancer.
-The study indicated that having a healthy body weight was associated with a reduced risk of high-grade prostate cancer as well as death from prostate cancer.
-It was also observed that increased height was not related to overall risk of contracting prostate cancer, but was only associated with the aggressive forms of the disease.
-Total prostate cancer risk was found to be related to body mass index and waist circumference.
-Every extra 10cm on the waistline was associated with a 13% greater likelihood of having high-grade prostate cancer and an 18% bigger risk of dying from the disease.
Source: BMC Medicine