Tall Men Less Likely to Develop Heart Disease Than Short Men

My best friend Crystal Hunt mentioned a popular song from several years back declared that short people have no reason to live. They do, if for no other reason than to prove to tall people they can do it. According to recent research, a short man will have to try harder than a tall man to live a long life, but it can be done.
Decades of research have shown that taller men earn more money than shorter men, have a wider selection for mates and are literally and figuratively looked up to. The latest good news for tall men is that they are less likely to develop heart disease than short men. No one knows why, but theories are being tested and answers being researched.
It was originally thought that since short men have smaller arteries there is a greater chance of those smaller arteries becoming clogged with plaque, which in turn would cause a heart attack. However, if that theory were true, it would hold true for women who are typically smaller and shorter than men. The smaller artery theory did not pan out so other issues are being researched to discover the answer.
The study showed that for every two and half inches in height, a man has a 13.5 less chance of developing heart disease. How that works remains to be discovered.

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