Specifically, men with leg length of 35.4 inches or longer on average had a 91% raised risk.
So what's the theory? Is it because tall men have longer colons? No.
During puberty, levels of a hormone called ‘insulin-like growth factor 1’ are high – and this is a risk factor for the scourge.
Being tall is nifty unless you consider clothes, airline seats, motel beds, penis questions, dentist chairs, doorways and dumb stares.
And now ya gotta pile on a horrible and painful early death too.