IT PAYS TO BE SHORT
There are a lot of advantages to being tall. From looking great in a pair of skinny jeans to being able to grab a cookie jar from the top shelf, tall people just seem to have it all. But now scientists claim that tall women may face higher odds of developing cancer than their shorter peers. A new study suggests that for every height increase of roughly 4 inches, women faced a 13 per cent greater overall risk for 19 types of cancer. After considering a patient's age, drinking and smoking history, educational background, body- mass index and the use of hormone replacement therapy, researchers concluded that increased height also appeared to be linked to an increased risk for cancer. The reason for this association are unclear but it may simply have to do with taller people having a larger number of cells.