New studies show that men who are tall maybe a less of a risk of heart failure.
This study doesn’t prove that a few extra inches in height protect your heart. Diet and diseases growing up may be part of the factor.
Still, researchers said it’s also possible that something about the biology of taller people — such as the distance between their hearts and certain branches of arteries and blood vessels — could possibly decrease stress on the heart.
“From a day-to-day practical consideration, it’s not something we take into a big consideration when we’re thinking about risk,” said Dr. Jeffrey Teuteberg, a cardiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center who was not involved in the new study.
“The message certainly shouldn’t be: ‘If you’re tall, don’t worry about these sorts of things, or if you’re short, you’re doomed,’” he told Reuters Health. (the nutrition post)
What will be interesting if and when they find out the same thing about women? I’m sure that this be an ongoing study for many more years with many more factors built in.