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Study says the taller women are, the higher the risk of cancer

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How tall you are could determine your risk for cancer.

A new study out of the United Kingdom finds for every four-inch increase in height, starting from roughly five feet, a woman's risk for all cancers went up 16 percent.

Researchers say they don't know how height is related to cancer, but they say it could be a mechanism that is triggered early in life while people are growing.

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