Height, leg length, and cancer risk: a systematic review.

  title={Height, leg length, and cancer risk: a systematic review.},
  author={D Gunnell and Mona Okasha and George Davey Smith and Steven E. Oliver and Jasbir S Sandhu and Jeff M. P. Holly},
  journal={Epidemiologic reviews},
  volume={23 2},
Associations between height and cancer risk have been reported in a number of prospective studies (1, 2). Taller individuals appear to be at increased risk. Furthermore, ecologic analyses indicate that geographic patterns of cancer incidence and mortality are associated with variations in population height (3-5). The most consistent associations have been found in relation to breast cancer (6-8), although associations have also been reported for many other cancer sites. Therefore, common… CONTINUE READING