Short Course: Tall women more likely to get cancer: Studyhttps://indianexpress.com/article/news-archive/web/short-course-tall-women-more-likely-to-get-cancer-study/

Short Course: Tall women more likely to get cancer: Study

The taller a woman is,the more likely she is to get cancer after menopause,a new US study has claimed. In a study of 20,928 post-menopausal women

Tall women more likely to get cancer: Study

Washington: The taller a woman is,the more likely she is to get cancer after menopause,a new US study has claimed. In a study of 20,928 post-menopausal women,researchers found that for every 10-centimetre (3.94 inches) increase in height,there was a 13 per cent increase in the risk of developing any cancer. Among specific cancers,there was a 13 per cent to 17 per cent increase in the risk of getting melanoma and cancers of the breast,ovary,endometrium,and colon. There was a 23 per cent to 29 per cent increase in the risk of developing cancers of the kidney,rectum,thyroid,and blood. The taller a post-menopausal woman is,the greater her risk for developing cancer,researchers said in the study published in Cancer Epidemiology,Biomarkers & Prevention. PTI

Cardiac rehab may benefit oldest patients

NEW YORK: Exercise-based rehabilitation programs for heart patients are tied to health benefits even among the most elderly,according to a new study. “Unfortunately,there are some people even now who believe (some patients are) too old to go into such programmes. We don’t believe so. It’s quite the reverse. You do get a benefit from this,” said Dr Killian Robinson,one of the study authors from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem,North Carolina. Cardiac rehabilitation is often prescribed for patients who have had heart surgery or a major cardiac problem,such as a heart attack. It usually involves returning to the hospital several times a week for a few months for monitored exercise,taking medication to control heart-related risk factors and making lifestyle improvements. REUTERS