April 15, 2014

Brain Tumor Risk Higher for Teens Who Stop Growing Later

From: LiveScience
Teens who take longer to reach their full height may be at increased risk for certain types of brain tumors later in life, a new study suggests. It's possible that these people's bodies produce a lower level of growth hormones over a prolonged period, which may confer a higher risk of tumors than a higher level of growth hormones over a short period, said Rebecca Little, a  and doctoral student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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