The risk of ovarian cancer are higher in women with tall stature, according to AFP conduct research at the University of Oxford (UK).
The results of analysis of data collected worldwide showed that large body size increases the risk of ovarian cancer. When comparing the information of 47 studies including 25,000 women with cancer and more than 80,000 healthy people, experts found 5 cm increase in height will increase the risk of ovarian cancer up 7%. For example, a 165cm high girls face higher cancer risk by 14% compared with 1m55. It is not clear the mechanism behind the association between height and ovarian cancer. The report was published on the journal PLoS Medicine.