The Scary Health Risk for Tall Women

CN Digital StudioSarah Jio, Glamour magazine

Are you tall? Experts say it could mean this surprising thing for your health...

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An Oxford University study of more than 100,000 women found that for every extra two inches of height, your risk for ovarian cancer increases by 7 percent. Experts aren't sure why this is the case, but it's a good reminder to be screened for ovarian cancer and chat with your doctor about your risk factors if you're tall. (And, check out what researchers say about women's height and their happiness!)

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Does ovarian cancer run in your family? Are your family members tall?


P.S. Could oral sex cause cancer? And, this brave woman survived breast cancer--twice!


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