Why Short Men Live Longer Than Tall Men

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
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3…
“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
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style…
“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
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-05…
“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
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_release…
“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.”