It was previously known that tall women are more likely to suffer cancer. Well, according to recent study, it was revealed that women who has a tall body tend to have higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. Besides body height, obesity is linked to ovarian cancer. Obesity is also a risk factor among women who never did hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Hormone replacement therapy refers to any form of hormone therapy wherein the patient, in the course of medical treatment, receives hormones, either to supplement a lack of naturally occurring hormones, or to substitute other hormones for naturally occurring hormones.
The results of a recent study which was published in the ‘PLoS Medicine’ journal analyzed data on the topic from around the world. Previous research has also revealed the existence of the relationship but the evidence was conflicting.
This study examined 47 epidemiological studies from 14 countries involving about 25 thousand women who had ovarian cancer and more than 80 thousand women who were not affected by ovarian cancer.
Lead researcher, Prof. Valerie liberal of the Epidemiology Unit at Oxford University, told the BBC, “By including evidence from around the world, it became clear that height is a risk factor.”
He added, the relationship between being overweight (obese) with ovarian cancer in women who have never done HRT is also obvious. “Ovarian cancer can be added to the list (cancer associated with obesity),” said Prof. Beral.
According to Sarah Williams, who is a health information officer at Cancer Research UK, this study produces a clearer picture of the factors that can affect a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer and its relation to body size.
“Women can reduce their risk by maintaining a healthy weight,” said Williams. “For women who are trying to lose weight, the best method is the consumption of healthy foods, eating smaller portions, and being more physically active.”
Responding to the findings of this study, Dr. Paul Pharoah, cancer epidemiologist at the University of Cambridge, said that the increased risk is small. “If we compare a woman 150 centimeter tall with a woman 180 centimeters, then there is a difference in the relative risk of cancer, which is 23 percent.”Recent search: tall women, tall woman, date tall women, extremely tall women, tall woman 2, tall women picture, tall women pictures, the tall woman, women heightTagged with: Ovarian Cancer, tall woman bad affects, tall woman bad health, tall woman cancer, tall woman ovarian cancer,