hrp0084fc4.6 | Growth | ESPE2015

Positive Association between Height and Cancer in the Swedish Population

Benyi Emelie , Linder Marie , Adami Johanna , Palme Marten , Savendahl Lars

Background: Previous studies have indicated that taller individuals have a higher risk of developing different types of cancer, including breast cancer and melanoma.Objective and hypotheses: Our goal was to study any association between height and the risk of cancer in general-, and breast cancer and melanoma specifically in a very large cohort composed of most Swedish women and men followed over a long period of time.Method: We ha...