According to a study by the University of California (United States), high-risk people are at greater risk of developing cancer because they have more cells to grow.
The researchers analyzed populations across three continents and found that men and women had a 10% higher cancer risk for each 10 cm height. Cancer develops when the normal control of the cell's body stops working by paving the way for cancer cells to develop this manifest as tumors.
The study shows that the risk of developing different types of cancers is higher for patients, since they have more cells and, therefore, it is more likely that these cells will become cancerous. "This means that this additional risk can not be reduced," said Leonard Nunney of the University of California Riverside, author of the study.
Earlier, other researchers have already tried to link the fact that high-risk people have a higher risk of cancer. But Nunn's study on populations in the United States, Europe, and South Korea seeks to prove that this is probably the case, since they have more cells where something should happen.
In particular, people with higher levels have a higher risk of developing melanoma because they have a higher proportion of cells and simple skin than people with average heights. However, the risk for women with abdominal, abdominal or cervical cancer does not appear to be related to height using information from El esquiu.