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The Independent reports that tall men have a heightened risk of dying from aggressive prostate cancer, citing new research. British scientists found no association between height and overall prostate cancer risk, but a strong link with high-grade, deadly tumours. Every extra 10cm (3.9 inches) in a man’s height led to a 21% increased risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer and a 17% greater chance of death from the disease.
Also the research from Oxford University found that a similar association was seen between waistline size and aggressive prostate cancer.
It’s not clear, whether tall fat men are doubly at risk.
Cancer Research Fund said:
While we may not be able to change our height, men can take action to help reduce their risk of advanced prostate cancer by being a healthy weight.