Nov 3rd 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.
The taller a man, the more likely he is to be stricken with testicular cancer.
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute
analyzed 13 studies on testicular cancer. They found that every two inches in height increases the chances a man will develop the disease by 13 percent
. The scientists are not sure why there is a link, but they assume it's because hormones involved in growth can also trigger the illness.
Testicular cancer tends to strike men in their 20s and early 30s. It's highly treatable, so doctors recommend young men occasionally check for any strange growths in that most important of regions.
Bear in mind, men of all sizes can help fight cancer this month by growing a mustache for Movember.