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Risk of oesophageal cancer decreases with height

Taller individuals are less likely to develop oesophageal cancer and its precursor, Barrett’s oesophagus, according to a new study. “Individuals in the lowest quartile of height (under 5 feet 7 inches for
men and 5 feet 2 inches for women) were roughly twice as likely as individuals
in the highest quartile of height (taller than 6 feet for men and 5 feet 5
inches for women) to have Barrett’s oesophagus or esophageal cancer,” said Aaron P Thrift, lead study author from the Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in US.

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