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Exp Gerontol. 2009 Jan-Feb;44(1-2):83-92. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2008.02.002. Epub 2008 Feb 13.

Should we be concerned over increasing body height and weight?

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Reventropy Associates, 11487 Madera Rosa Way, San Diego, CA 92124, USA. SamarasTT@aol.com

Abstract

Based on 36 years of research, this paper explores the impact of human height on chronic disease, life expectancy, and longevity. The findings presented challenge the common belief that promoting rapid growth and maximum height attainment is a desirable goal. Also presented, are the biological mechanisms related to height and longevity. This paper concludes with a review of paradoxes that face the traditional belief that taller is healthier.

PMID:
18362057
DOI:
10.1016/j.exger.2008.02.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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