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Taller Men At Higher Risk Of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Taller Men At Higher Risk Of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

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

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