Tall people are more susceptible to these diseases

According to a new study, height is one of the risk factors associated with the development of various diseases

The saying goes: “Height is half beauty.” However, there are contraindications: Height also means “possible health problems”. New research, according to its authors, which is the most comprehensive and detailed that has ever been done on the topic, has analyzed the relationship between height and risk of developing certain diseasesspecifically those that can affect tall people.

One of the main problems scientists have faced so far is the ability to distinguish Whether the altitude itself is a risk factorOr rather, if it is the origin of some disturbance Other variables (lifestyle, diet, socioeconomic status) that affect growth and therefore height.

To get around the obstacle and clear the field of confounding elements, researchers at the Rocky Mountain Regional Center for US Veterans Affairs, said, They have taken a certain approach“Separately looking at the links between different diseases, people’s actual height and their expected height based on genetic makeup.” study was based Data on 250,000 adults Compiled by Million Veteran, one of the world’s largest research programs on genetics and health.

By reviewing more than a thousand medical conditions, it was found that tallness is high Associated with higher risk of varicose veins and atrial fibrillation, confirming what was previously revealed by other studies. On the other hand, the discovery of associations between height and diseases such as peripheral neuropathy e Bone and skin infections (such as leg and foot ulcers). On the other hand, height is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

“Using genetic methods, we found evidence of this Height can affect over a hundred medical conditionsincluding many diseases that negatively affect quality of life,” “Our conclusion is that May be a risk factorunderestimated and unchangeable, for many diseases common among adults.”

The study was published in the journal PLOS Genetics.

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