4 Disease Related with Body Height

Just like body weight, then body height also always been associated with various health problems. Here are four types of diseases associated with body height, reported by ABCNews, Thursday (5/4).

4 Disease Related with Body Height

Research shows that tall women have higher risk of ovarian cancer. The findings are based on data from 47 studies involving more than 100 thousand women. Each 5 cm increase body height, the risk of cancer rose to 7 percent.

Another study in June 2011 and published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention journal found that tall woman have an increased risk of high 10 types of cancer, including breast and skin. While men are higher risk of prostate cancer.

Heart disease
A recent study reviewing 52 studies involving more than 3 million people and found that short people have a 50 percent greater risk of developing heart disease compared to those taller.

Another study in 2006 and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that identical twins who died from coronary heart disease tend to be shorter than his twin brother. This study shows that the risk of heart disease can be caused by environmental factors that influence height rather than genetic factors.

This disease is a common cause of dementia in the parents' problems. This risk increases with increasing age and genetic factors. However, according to a study in 2007, a higher risk of Alzheimer's in people with a short body.

This study compared 239 Alzheimer's patients with 341 healthy people. The results showed that men with a height more than 5 feet 10 inches has a 59 percent lower risk of Alzheimer's compared with the man that have 5 feet 6 inches height.

If type 2 diabetes related to body weight, then type 1 diabetes associated with height. The higher people appears to have increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

Until now the cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown. However, researchers believe this is caused by an autoimmune attack that attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

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