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Guys With Long Legs Have Twice the Risk of 1 Cancer

More growth hormones that drive bone growth in legs may be risk factor for colon cancer

(Newser) - Higher cancer rates have been linked generally to taller people, but University of Minnesota researchers are reporting a startling find: Men with longer legs have a 42% higher risk of developing colorectal cancer than those with shorter legs, reports Live Science . More specifically, they found that the men with the... More »

Cadmium Increases Breast Cancer Risk

It's found in whole grains, potatoes, and other vegetables

(Newser) - Women whose diets are higher in cadmium are more likely to develop breast cancer, according to a new study released today by the American Association for Cancer Research. Cadmium is a heavy metal that seeps into crops through fertilizer, rainfall, and sewage, and is most often found in whole grains,... More »

Less Sleep Linked to Cancer

Less than 7 hours a night tied to 47% hike in cancer risk

(Newser) - Sleep and exercise may play an important role in cancer risk, according to a new US study. Researchers confirmed earlier studies that exercise appears to protect against cancer—but discovered that physically active women who slept less than seven hours a night had a 47% higher risk of developing cancer.... More »

Alcohol Linked to Breast Cancer

A drink a day raised risk 32% for older women: study

(Newser) - Alcohol can increase the risk of breast cancer in older women by more than 50%, according to a new study. In an analysis of data from more than 184,000 post-menopausal women, those who had one or two drinks a day were 32% more likely to develop breast cancer tumors,... More »

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