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Now We Gotta Worry About This Too?

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:38pm


Sometimes the health stories on the New York Times website are really too ridiculous for words. Today, in Well, there's an article that could freak men out. Headline and first sentence:

Height Linked With Prostate Cancer Risk

A man’s risk for prostate cancer appears to increase with his height, a new study shows.

All the tall guys are thinking, "holyshitholyshitholyshit." (But Dad! Good news for you!)

Then it reads:

Height appears to play less of a role than other known prostate cancer risk factors like age, family history and race. As a result, men shouldn’t make screening or treatment decisions based on their height.

Too late. All the tall guys stopped reading at the headline, and are now lankily making their way to their doctors' offices worldwide.

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