Short People More Prone to Heart Disease



Just 2.5 inches more in height may bring a big reduction in heart-disease risk, according to a new study in which scientists tested a decades-old rumor they had treated as a joke.

The study looked at 200,000 people worldwide, and found that just a couple of inches could reduce the risk of heart disease by 13.5 percent. Read more at the New York Times.

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  1. Height is a marker for at least two factors – ethnic background and childhood nutrition, especially childhood nutrition. Children who don’t have adequate food grow up shorter than those who do, and this could conceivably translate into later heart disease.

  2. I grew up with all the nutrition one would ever need. Clean water, fresh air, the deal afforded to a modern American. I’m 5’7″. Now what?