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How Height Affects Health

height healthI just came across an interesting article on the website of Women’s Health Magazine about how your height affects your health. It might have more effect than you think! It’s an interesting readย and it may shed some light on what we as tall girls need to do to lower health risks, so get those health checks lines up!

 

The article starts with telling us who the tallest people in the world are. That’s nothing new, we win:ย it’s us Dutchies!!ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Image by Alyssa Zolna

Image by Alyssa Zolna

When it comes to health issues, I highlight the two most interesting quotes from the article here:

According to research presented at the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology in October 2015, every four inches in height increases your risk of cancer by 20 percent, because tall people tend to have larger organs and more cells, which ups their risk of mutations forming.

Fear not,ย there is good news too:

Tall women have got their petite counterparts beat when it comes to heart health: According to a study women who are 5’8″ and above are 28 percent less likely to develop heart disease than those who are 5’3″ and below. ย Another perk of being a beanstalk? You’re less likely to developย gestational diabetes.

For the full article on womenshealthmag.com, click hereย and make sure you start looking after those organs and keep doing regular breast checks!

Original article written byย Christina Heiser
Picture on top c/o lankyliving.com

3 Comments

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    tallfashionadventures
    16 February 2016 at 13:32

    Interesting article indeed! Thanks for sharing.

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    Diand Margaret
    18 February 2016 at 23:54

    Wow…that is interesting and motivating!

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    admiragezen
    18 May 2016 at 01:10

    Hi there. I have a blog for tall women and those with long torsos and short stature. I’ve written a post about a few long torso swimsuits. In this post, I include one competition suit from Sweaty Betty and many edgy ones as well: https://LONGLIMBEDFASHION.WORDPRESS.COM/2016/05/17/TOUGH-FINDS-MORE-TALL-SWIMSUITS

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