Tall = shorter life?

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Tall = shorter life?

Post by hurly » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:12 pm

I hear you dont live as long when you are taller.
Is this true?

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Post by victor » Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:55 am

I can say that I agree because as you get taller (abnormal taller), your body also will raise the rate of Ca2+ intake from the bone....so, the result is, it accelerate the possibility of getting osteoporosis..
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Post by Dr.Stein » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:53 am

Victor, I will live much longer than you, I am 150 cm and you are +180 cm :lol:
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Post by alextemplet » Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:48 am

My family is full of tall people, and we also tend to live fairly long lives. Most of us die in our nineties, and all of our men are at least six feet tall, women at a minimum five-six. In fact I'm on the small side at six feet, 150 pounds.

I think the reason is because, not that long ago (still within living memory for our oldest generation), we had to work hard just to survive. We were still a very agricultural people who needed to be big and strong, and so we were, and somehow we got longevity as part of the deal. In fact that seems to be true of most Cajun families. That's especially remarkable considering all the crawfish boils, boucheries, and fais-do-do's we're so prone to having. Laissez les bonnes temps roulez! 8)

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Post by canalon » Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:44 am

alextemplet wrote:In fact that seems to be true of most Cajun families. That's especially remarkable considering all the crawfish boils, boucheries, and fais-do-do's we're so prone to having. Laissez les bonnes temps roulez! 8)

Yeah I would like to see something documented about this. i remember reading a swedish study (can't find it) showing a strong correlation between the month of birth and the lifespan. IIRC being born in winter was better (I was born in June :(). But I haven't seen anything about size.

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Post by mith » Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:52 am

correlation doesn't necessarily reflect cause and effect :P
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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:26 am

When there is a correlation between cause and effect, choose A
When there is no correlation between cause and effect, choose B

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Post by Mr.Smoke » Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:05 am

Longer live shorter Lolz...... Friend give an eye to history, beings of history live much more than us and a/c to Science the normal age before 500 years was 200 and they were extremely taller than us.
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