Wednesday, July 29, 2009

When height is not an advantage

I found out through personal experience that young tall thin males are in the high risk group for spontaneous Pneumothorax. In plan English - a popped lung, with no cause !

Well I am no longer young, nor as thin as I used to be. But I am still tall.....

It turns out that the results of a population study "suggest that tallness is associated with increased risk for younger onset aggressive prostate cancer"

For the sake of the study tall was 190cm+ and not tall was >170cm. So I am in the tall group. It is concerning that there is many prostate cancer deaths in NZ, as there is breast cancer deaths.

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