Interesting Facts about your height By VieFit Sutra


Check out when short is sweet

The average height of an Indian woman is now 152.6 centimetres (5 feet), and that of a man 164.9 cm (5 feet 4.9 inches). If you’re taller or shorter than average, you might notice a few pros and cons to your size. That holds true as your height relates to your health, too. While height -- or lack of it – doesn’t cause any health conditions, studies show it may make you more or less likely to have certain problems.

You're not cancer-prone.

For a downside of being tall: It is generally associated with an increased risk in almost every type of cancer—and for both genders Some research shows that a below-average height may mean you have lower odds of getting some types of cancer. For example, a study of more than 100,000 women in Europe and North America showed that shorter women are less likely to get ovarian cancer. Another of more than 9,000 British men between ages 50 and 69 showed that shorter men had lower chances of getting prostate cancer. Tall people have more cells in their body, so there’s a higher likelihood that any one of them will become cancerous

Diabetes

The length of your legs may lead your chances of getting type 2 diabetes. Based on 5 years of data on more than 6,000 adults, scientists think tall people may be less likely to get it. A new study from the Netherlands found that tall people are more sensitive to insulin and have lower fat content in their liver, which may explain their lowered risk for diabetes.

Your heart is safer

One of the most clear associations between height and health is that tall folks may have healthier hearts .Scientists are not sure exactly why, but people who are shorter than 5 feet 3 inches are about 50% more likely to get coronary heart disease than those who are 5 feet 8 inches or taller. The reason may be poor nutrition or infections before birth or in childhood that affect growth. It could also be that your genes affect both height and your odds of heart problems later in life. Read our article https://www.viecare.in/dailyHealthTips/Keep-Check-on-cholesterol-to-avoid-heart-attack---

Your mind will stay strong

A woman who is 5'7" is about 50% less likely to die from dementia than one who is 5'1", according to preliminary research from the University of Edinburgh's College of Medicine. Scientists believe the factors that contribute to smaller stature—childhood illnesses, stress, and poor nutrition—are at the root of the increased risk rather than genetics.

Chance of Stroke

This happens when blood flow to an area of your brain gets cut off. Taller people are less likely to have one, and this is especially true if they are at a healthy weight. Poor nutrition during growing years or an altered hormonal pattern could be the link between stunted growth and stroke risk. A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology also found that shorter women were more likely to have a fatal stroke than tall women.

Your chance of blood clots dwindles

If you height is under 5 feet 3 inches and a healthy weight, you’re three times less likely to get a blood clot than your tall friends, according to a study in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.This can be a serious condition, especially if one forms in a major vein or travels to your lungs. Researchers can’t explain why, but studies show that the shorter you are, the less likely you are to have a blood clot in a vein. People who are 5 feet or shorter have the lowest chances of getting one. Luckily, obesity was an even greater predictor of blood clots than height, so if you're taller than 5 feet 3 inches and want to lower your risk, keep your weight in a healthy range. Read our article https://www.viecare.in/dailyHealthTips/Surprising-Reasons-For-Weight-Gain

Alzheimer’s Disease

Height may be an advantage when it comes to this type of dementia, especially for men. One study of more than 500 people showed that men who are about 5 feet 11 inches or taller are almost 60% less likely to have Alzheimer’s disease than those who are about 5 feet 7 inches or shorter. Taller women may have lower odds of it as well, but the link to height doesn’t seem to be as strong for them.

Pregnancy and childbirth

Pregnancy and childbirth won't be as tough. Moms-to-be who are 5'6" are 18 to 59% less likely to develop gestational diabetes than those who are 5'2", according to a study at the City University of New York that looked at more than 220,000 pregnancies. Researchers aren't sure why, but they speculate that the genes related to height have an effect on glucose tolerance. More good news for average size or tall women with a bump: a study from Thailand found being 5'1" or taller reduces your risk for a C-section. Tall women are more likely to have longer pregnancies than shorter women. In one study, women who were 5 feet or shorter were more likely to give birth before they reached full term than those who stood 5 feet 8 inches or taller. And for every centimeter of difference in height between two pregnant women, the shorter woman gave birth one-fifth of a day sooner. Scientists aren’t sure why this is, but it could be related to the size of certain body parts, like the pelvis or cervix.

Ah! Hair Loss

A study of more than 22,000 men from seven countries showed that shorter guys have a greater chance of going bald. The scientists looked for changes in specific genes that can raise a man’s odds of losing his hair early. They found four that were linked to both male-pattern baldness and shorter stature. Again this may be linked to nutrition.

You might still be going strong at 90

Several studies over the years have shown that shorter people tend to live a little longer than taller people and have fewer long-term diseases as they age. Scientists are still studying the reasons behind this, but some areas they’re looking into include the amount of damage to cells over time, the levels of some hormones, and the size of some organs, like the brain, liver, and kidneys.

Heat Exhaustion

Shorter people are less likely to get overheated or have the more serious condition called heatstroke. This is mainly because taller -- and heavier -- people make more body heat. If they make it faster than they can get rid of it, like during intense exercise,that can lead to heat stroke or heat exhaustion. On the flip side, taller people can stay warmer than shorter people in colder weather for the same reason.



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