Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Oh Great

Now here's this article about short people having more health problems than tall people. I've decided not to believe it since many of my short relatives lived past 80 and 90.

Check out the article HERE.

After analyzing all 52 studies, Paajanen found an increased risk for health problems and earlier death for the shortest group compared to the tallest.

  • Short stature increased the risk of heart disease illness and death by 1.5 times.
  • Short men had a 37% increased risk for dying from any cause, and short women a 55% increased risk.
  • Both short men and short women had a 52% increased risk of having a heart attack.


Joy Des Jardins said...

This is the first time I've been to your site Joy...and look what I find. I'm doomed at 5'2"...but I bet in some countries that's considered pretty tall. I guess the fact that I'm always trying to diet and never getting enough exercise doesn't help, huh? Short? I'd like to think of myself as vertically challenged.

I like your blog...I'll be back. ~Joy DJ

SteveA said...

When I was in Peru, someone made a comment that the indigenous people don't live that long because they were short - I think the statement was based on some fact - or maybe it was a reality for the village we were in.

lelocolon said...

I was just on Buckos site and he had a post about over working and heart attacks. I think that I am doomed. Thanks for the post.

Joy said...

I'm 5'2" so guess we'll make it as long as we can. Right? Interesting, Steve. Hang in there, Lelo!

Thanks, Joy, and welcome! Glad to have you ... and all my other commenters, readers, and lurkers!