Height Linked to Cancer Tall heights might have grace in them but who knew that they could have a higher risk of getting ten different types of cancer from them. There is a 16% chance for ever women over 4-inches to be diagnosed with any type of cancer. Though before it was shown that tall heights just increase the risk of breast cancer in women and testicular in men, now it shows that it could be any type of cancer or disease. This is because tall people have more cells and there are greater chances for few of those cells to be cancerous. A British study shows that every 4 inch increased in average height is a high risk for the person suffering from cancer. It’s not only discovered in women but men as well. The screening was first done on women who were listed for breast cancer, and was later found that even heights can lead to cancer. In this study, it was concluded that out of 17 women, 10 tall women had a cancer which included: skin cancer, breast cancer, or leukemia. High percentage was also from colon cancer. Obviously, there is no way a person can stop themselves from growing but they could perform some acts that reduce the risk. This can be achieved by not smoking, not being a alcoholic, having healthy lifestyle, and being physically active. Acting early on this situation can also help decrease the risk for death. but this does not mean that a person should not eat and stop their growth development, especially kids, because of the worry of growing up and
The Causes of Cancer
Marion Technical College
The Causes of Cancer
The Causes of Cancer
The causes of cancer are broad, but if the right precautions are taken a person has a great chance of keeping their risk minimal. Cancer is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a serious disease caused by cells that are not normal and that can spread to one or many parts of the body. Cancer is caused by a mutation of genes, which cause cells to grow abnormally. “Cancer is an intricate…
Disease Control, 35.7% of adults are considered to be obese. The CDC also reports that obesity-related diseases or conditions are the second leading cause of death; some of these include: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even certain cancers (CDC, Para. 2). Obesity is typically caused by too many calories being ingested that are not burned off due to lack of exercise. The reason most do not get enough exorcize is because our society is addicted to eating on the go, and sitting – whether…
storing energy, heat insulation, shock absorption, and other functions.
Obesity is defined by using your body mass index. The BMI is a method of screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems. It is calculated using a person’s height and weight.
What are the contributing factors?
The most common causes of obesity are overeating & lack of physical activity. According to the physicians weight loss center the diet of obese people is the number 1 problem. Too many calories along…
Weight 200 lbs
Activity level: Sedentary
Blood pressure: 130/80
LDL cholesterol: 190 mg/dl
HDL cholesterol: 30 mg/dl
Case history: This patient is concerned about her risk for colon cancer. Her father had colon cancer and she is consulting you to design a diet that would reduce her risk for this disease.
1. What is her BMI? (Show your calculation—4pts) What is the significance of her BMI? (3 pts) Is there a relationship between her BMI and risk for colon cancer? (3…
travelling through generations. An example of hereditary mutation would be Multiple Sclerosis. Other mutations occur in the body, from the process of copying mistakes in cell division or many other situations, an example of this type of cell mutation is cancer.
Canavan disease is a fatal neurological disorder that begins at birth. It is caused by a recessive genetic abnormality. Canavan disease causes a lack of enzyme and the decline is myelin in the brain- hence preventing the proper transmission of…
The genes for characteristics we inherit are called genotypes, they decide our physical traits like eye colour and height they can be seen. Genes we inherit can affect our health. For example, a daughter is more likely to have breast cancer if her mother had it. However, our life choices such as diet and exercise and the environment can increase chances of developing breast cancer for example if someone smokes.
Many debates over nature versus nurture relate to identical twins, researchers have…
use and are 20 percent or more over the recommended body weight. Some physicians believe obesity is a disease a person is born with. When a person is obese they are put at risk for heart disease, high-blood pressure, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. In 18th century Europe being heavier was a good thing, it was a sign of wealth because it meant that you were able to afford food. When food became easier to produce and manufacture in the 19th century the idea of being thin was the more sought after…
that are based on aspects that we cannot change and things that we may inherit such as hair, eye colour, height and different diseases such as Huntington’s and cystic-fibrosis. The small red section is called ‘individual lifestyle factors’ this is about whether a person drinks or smokes because this can affect or healthy hugely for example someone that smokes is more likely to get lung cancer than someone that doesn’t smoke. The next section is called ‘social and community networks’ this involves…
greater than or equal to 30 is considered to be obese. The national audit office warns us that being obese can take up to nine years of our lives. In addition to the social and psychological problems linked to being overweight, people who are obese are far more likely to develop health problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, gallstones, infertility and depression.
What are Nutritional measures?
Nutritional and energy balance
Our bodies need energy to work even when you are…
Osteoporosis in the Aging Adult
Andrew R. Miller
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Osteoporosis is a very common disease affecting millions of Americans each year, mostly women. Osteoporosis is both preventable and treatable with the help of different interventions and medications. Osteoporosis is a lack of bone mineral density. Nurses should know about the disease and be familiar with interventions to prevent osteoporosis and treat patients…