Short men often are teased and bullied for their height. However, new research suggests there might be an added benefit to being short! Join Laci Green as she discusses why a gene in short men is causing them to live longer!
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Shorter Men Live Longer:
Association of Height with Longevity and FOXO3 Genotype in American Men of Japanese Ancestry
“Observational study of 8,003 American men of Japanese ancestry from the Honolulu Heart Program/Honolulu-Asia Aging Study (HHP/HAAS), a genetically and culturally homogeneous cohort followed for over 40 years.”
A new Napoleon Complex?
Short men live longer than tall men, study claims
“Shorter men are more likely to possess a protective form of the longevity gene, which leads to smaller body size and a longer lifespan, researchers say.”
A new study of Sardinian men finds height is a factor in longevity
“This new study supports over 12 previous studies that have found that shorter height promotes greater longevity. Sardinia is known as a blue zone, which means it has a remarkably high percentage of long-lived people.”
Einstein researchers discovery gene mutations linked to longer lifespans
“Mutations in genes governing an important cell-signaling pathway influence human longevity, scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found.”