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Diet and Exercise Habits Strongly Related to Higher Rates of CRC in People with Lower Education and/or Income

Fewer people in the U.S. are getting colorectal cancer (CRC), but that progress is seen much more often in well-off and highly educated Americans. In fact, the gap is widening in rate of colorectal deaths in people with less education and/or who live in deeply disadvantaged communities. Researchers now have shown that differences in weight, diet and physical activity play a huge role in the higher rates and deaths from CRC among people of lower socioeconomic status. In a paper published in the Sept. 4 2012 Journal of the National Cancer Institute, a careful statistical analysis of  a 10-year observational study of a half-million people indicated that helping people of lower

Tall Women Have Higher Cancer and Colon Cancer Risk

For every 10 centimeters (about 4 inches) increase in height, women have a 16 percent increase in their risk of cancer. Taller women have an even greater risk for colon cancer — 25 percent for every 10 centimeters.  There is a 14 percent increased risk for rectal cancer. There is about a 37 percent increase in the chance of getting any cancer between the shortest women (less than 5 feet, 1 inch) and the tallest (over 5 feet, 9 inches) according to a very large study in the United Kingdom.

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