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University of California researchers found that taller individuals have a predisposition for certain cancers because of the larger number of cells in the body. About it reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.
Experts analyzed data from several studies that have examined the relationship between cancer risk and the growth of people in Norway, Korea, Austria and Sweden. This allowed scientists to estimate the probability of occurrence of the 23 types of malignant tumors based on the number of cells in the human body.
The researchers found that women every 10 centimeters of height increase the risk of cancer by 13 percent, and men by 11 percent. With 18 types of malignant tumors, including skin cancer, thyroid, intestines, uterus and breast, closely connected with the height of the human body. According to scientists, this is due to the increased number of growth hormones, leading to more cell divisions and increase the risk of undesirable mutations.
One of the types of cancer that are not related to growth, turned out to be cervical cancer because the main role in his appearance plays a human papilloma virus.
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