Safer to be short? Tall people more likely to develop cancer, study claims — RT News

Acording to Russia’s news ageny RT, although being tall certainly has its advantages, a new Swedish research study says those who are vertically blessed are actually more likely to develop cancer. It stresses that tall women are particularly affected, according to the research.

Source: Safer to be short? Tall people more likely to develop cancer, study claims — RT News

RT cites study leader Emelie Benyi, a PhD student at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm who explains possible reasons for the link:

“One hypothesis could be that taller individuals are exposed to higher levels of growth factors during childhood and adolescence which could possibly promote cancer development,” she said, as quoted by The Telegraph.

Another hypothesis could be that taller people simply have a larger number of cells in their bodies that then could potentially transform into cancer.

A third possible explanation is that taller individuals have a higher caloric intake, which has also previously been linked to cancer.”

Of course, this is all about relative probability. Neverless, it would make sense for tall women to be aware and perhaps routinely test for cancer.



Opinion – The SIX different types of obese person from glowing girls to heavy-drinking males | Daily Mail Online – John Gelmini

Obesity in all its manifestations is directly linked to worker productivity and has multiple causes the main one of which is excessive eating and drinking of the wrong things coupled with a sedentary lifestyle.

It should, as Dr Alf suggests, become a top priority with the tax system, and heavy pressure applied to the obese,food and drink manufacturers and the makers of plastics to change their ways.

The NHS needs, in its unreformed state, to do the same, and local authorities, in charge of Adult Social care, need to do the same.

As it is, the only thing that is happening is a steady 5% growth in the number of mobility scooters sold to people so bloated and enormous that they cannot walk.

Ex-military personnel and people injured in road accidents should get mobility scooters but the rest need to be encouraged to exercise, eat sensibly and stop drinking on an empty stomach.

John Gelmini