8 Rather Strange Ways Your Height May Affect Your Health
Tall: Lower risk of heart disease:- One of the most clear associations between height and health is that tall folks may have healthier hearts. Shorter people are 50 percent more likely to suffer from deadly heart disease than their taller counterparts.
Tall: Lower risk of type 2 diabetes (but only for women):- The taller a woman is, the less likely she is to develop type 2 diabetes.The same wasnt true for towering males, who had a similar diabetes risk no matter their height.
Tall: Higher risk of cancer:- Tall people have more cells in their body, so there’s a higher likelihood that any one of them will become cancerous.
Short: Lower likelihood of blood clots:- If you clock in at under 5 feet 3 inches and a healthy weight, you are three times less likely to get a blood clot than your tall friends.obesity was an even greater predictor of blood clots than height, so if you are taller than 5 feet 3 inches and want to lower your risk, keep your weight in a healthy range.
Short: Riskier pregnancy:- mothers and found that those were slightly taller than average (5 feet 6 inches) were anywhere from 18 to 59 percent less likely to develop gestational diabetes—a form of high blood sugar that only affects pregnant women—than 5-foot-2 expectant moms.
Tall: Lower risk of Alzheimers:- Men who are over 5 feet 10 inches are 59 percent less likely to develop Alzheimers disease than those who are shorter than 5 foot 6.
Short: Higher risk of stroke:- Shorter women were more likely to have a fatal stroke than tall women. They suspect that poor nutrition during growing years or an altered hormonal pattern could be the link between stunted growth and stroke risk.
Short: Longer life:- Those who are shorter and lighter lived longer than the taller and heavier