Do diseases affect human body length?
A recent medical study revealed the relationship between human length and the risk of a variety of diseases.
The study, posted in the American scientific journal PLOS Genetics, linked height above the medically recognized standard, to the threat of diseases such as heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, vein varicose veins, hypertension, and cholesterol.
The analysis, instructed by researchers at the Medical School of the University of Colorado, showed that height increases the chances of nerve injury and skin and bone infections, according to the United Press International news agency.
Researchers have connected some diseases to the physical effects of long-body rather than to biological factors, according to Sky News Arabic, citing the scientific journal PLOS Genetics.
“Our control of genes is a matter that is not within our reach, but tall people can change their daily behaviors, providing a preventive dose for these potentially infected diseases,” study lead researcher Dr. Sridharan Raghavan said.
After studying the data of 250 thousand participants, Raghavan and his team concluded that longitudinal growth and metabolism affect many health aspects.
The relation between height and chronic intravenous circulatory disorders may be in lower limbs, that connected to the distance by blood and different pressure in blood circulation, which affects longer individuals compared to shorter ones.