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April 22, 2012

Taller women more prone to Ovarian Cancer!

A recent study has revealed that increase in height & weight of women would have resulted in ovarian cancer frequency increasing by 3% per decade! 

The Oxford University based Collaborative Group on Epidemiological Studies of Ovarian Cancer along with around 100 internationally accredited researchers analyzed individual data of 25,157 women with Ovarian Cancer & 81,311 women without Ovarian Cancer of 47 epidemiological studies from 14 countries & almost all the relevant data available worldwide & reached to the conclusion. 

They studied factors like increase in height, age, Body Mass Index (BMI), menopausal status, smoking, alcohol consumption, having first degree relatives with Ovarian or Breast Cancer, use of oral contraceptives, use of menopausal hormone therapy etc. & found that for every 5cm increase in height a noteworthy increase in the risk of developing Ovarian Cancer is present. But the remaining factors were silent towards the risk. Besides height, the researchers also marked enhancement of risk of Ovarian Cancer with the change of BMI. However, for BMI, the risks depended on whether women had ever taken menopausal hormone therapy.

The study also observed that besides increase in height & BMI, no other factors like women's age, year of birth, society, education, family history of Ovarian Cancer or Breast Cancer, menopausal status, hysterectomy were responsible to increase the risk of Ovarian Cancer.


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