On the bright side, Dr. Jane Green, clinical epidemiologist at the University of Oxford, told the paper that your height alone does not cause cancer, saying, "To put risk associated with a non-modifiable factor like height in context, it is worth noting that taller people have lower risks for heart disease and a lower risk of death overall.” Wait, so being short sucks, too? Dammit.
The study's early findings were presented at the annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology conference in Barcelona. The full study is yet to be published, but check out more information and comments from the researchers in The Guardian's report.
In the end, while being tall might be linked to a greater risk of cancer, at least you can actually see things at concerts, since, well, we're all gonna die eventually. Enjoy your day!
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