Tall men at bigger risk of aggressive prostate cancer, study suggests

Tall men are at greater risk of contracting aggressive prostate cancer and of dying from the disease, the findings of a large study suggest. British scientists found that every 10cm increment in height increased the chance of developing high-grade prostate cancer by 21% and the risk of death from the disease by 17%. They also found that obesity raised the risk of aggressive prostate cancer. The lead researcher, Dr Aurora Pérez-Cornago from Oxford University, said: “The finding of high risk in taller men may provide insights into the mechanisms underlying prostate cancer development – for example, related to early nutrition...

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