Housecall for Health: Height & Cancer Risks

Your height could affect your cancer risk.

FOX's Karlie Pouliot reports in today's "Housecall for Health"...

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If you tower over the rest of the crowd, you may be at a greater risk of developing cancer.

According to researched published in the British medical journal Lancet, the likelihood of getting cancer rises 16% for every extra four inches in height among women.  The researchers say this link could be related to hormone levels in childhood growth, or the fact that taller people have more cells in their bodies, and therefore, there's a greater risk of developing cancerous cells.