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Tall men ‘more at risk from aggressive prostate cancer’

Tall men are at greater risk of dying from aggressive prostate cancer, and the risk also increases for those with bigger waistlines, scientists claim.
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Tall men are at greater risk of dying from aggressive prostate cancer, and the risk also increases for those with bigger waistlines, scientists claim

Tall men are at greater risk of dying from aggressive prostate cancer, research has shown.

Scientists found no association between height and overall prostate cancer risk, but a strong link with high-grade tumours.

They drew on findings from a large-scale study covering 141,896 participants from eight countries including the UK.

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Data on 7,024 prostate cancers was analysed, including 726 high grade and 1,388 advanced stage cancers, and 934 prostate cancer deaths.

Every extra 10cm (3.9 inches) in a man's height led to a 21% increased risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer and a 17% greater chance of

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