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Do short people live longer than tall people?
« on: 25 June, 2017, 09:59:05 AM »
Being by nature of average height myself, this question surprised me when it popped unannounced into my head.  My immediate thought was that being tall (say, over 6 feet) must put an extra strain on the body that short-arses don't get subjected to. Strain = Wearing out faster. Does it?

Is there any evidence whatsoever that a person's height (or lack of it) is in any way a contributing factor in dying younger than the average?

Do short people live longer than tall people?
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