There is no “perfect” height that can guarantee a good health just because our growth has a strong effect on the overall health. On the one hand, excess centimeters in some cases can reduce the risk of certain common health problems, but the same rule applies for those people who are shorter…
IF YOU ARE SHORT
You have less chance of developing serious diseases
Thyroid gland disorders, problems with kidneys and the digestive system, as well as melanoma, are associated with height. Three large studies have shown us that those who are taller than 162 centimeters, more often suffer from these diseases than those who are about 155 cm. It is a significant difference of 30 to 40 percent. Tall people have bigger bodies and more cells, and therefore the chances for mutations that lead to diseases are increased. Also there is a great chance that hormones which affect the growth to increase the risk of these diseases.
Less need to worry about blood clots
If you are tall up to 157 cm and have a normal body weight, then you have 3 times lower risk of suffering a stroke. Studies conducted at a Norwegian university showed that in the bloodstream of tall women occurred reduced blood flow because it must pass greater distance. That’s why blood clots are formed.
You have a chance to have a long life
One of the genes that are responsible for long life, are also responsible for low growth. Scientists at the Albert Einstein Medical School found that the mutation of genes affect certain growth hormones while simultaneously prolong the lifespan.
IF YOU ARE TALL
Your heart is safer
Tall people are less likely to develop a heart disease. Sure, this fact doesn’t mean that you are allowed to smoke, drink or eat unhealthy food. The height may offer some protection, but you still need to pay attention on your lifestyle.
You have a strong mind
According to preliminary investigations conducted on the University of Edinburgh, dementia more often affects short women. Scientists believe that the biggest factors for this are the childhood diseases, stress and inadequate diet which also affect the low growth, not just the genetics.
Women are easier to deal with pregnancy
Tall mothers rarely suffer from diabetes when pregnant. Scientists from the University of New York conducted a study on 220 thousand pregnant women and found that genes responsible for height probably have some connection with the glucose tolerance.