Men who are over 1.75 cm in height have 3 more health risks

According to an American study, being taller than average has both advantages and disadvantages from a health point of view

Eugenio Spagnolo

– Milan

In the past, some studies have argued that a higher than average incidence of heart disease appears to be associated with a lower risk of heart disease, including coronary heart disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. A strange relationship between height and health, which is now back, but in inverse parts: given that a recently published study states that, on the other hand, Men taller than 1.75 meters are more likely to have health problems targeting the venous system and extremities.

Researchers from the VA Million Veteran Program, a US government initiative designed to understand factors that affect health, examined genetic and medical data from more than 280,000 mostly male (91%) and white (73%) adults. They discovered that above average height appears to be associated with a number of health benefits for the body, but also with some risks.

Health risks for those over 1.75 m tall

Being taller than 1.75 cm will result in (Condition is a must, ed) Increased risk of falling victim to disorders such as peripheral neuropathy (damage to the nerves of the hands or feet). According to the researchers, this may be due to increased body mass eventually putting more stress on the bones, muscles, and feet. But in fact, more studies are needed to prove that this is precisely the cause.

Not only that: Above-average height appears to be related as well Increased risk of circulatory problems, such as blood clots or varicose veins. Last but not least, skin and bone infections including cellulite, leg ulcers and nail fungus may find more evidence in taller people.

Health benefits for those over 1.75 m tall

The good news is that a height of more than 1.75 meters, according to data from the VA Million Veteran program, also appears to be associated with Reduced risk of heart disease. According to the researchers, the individuals surveyed who crossed this threshold appeared to have greater protection from heart disease and coronary artery disease. Being taller than average will also correlate with Reduce the risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterolKnown risk factors for stroke and heart attack.


According to the study, which focused on white males (and is therefore not generalizable, editor), clinicians could consider height in the future as a relevant risk factor for some diseases. But before that happens, more research is needed to allow scientists to understand how height or height affects heart health, not just heart health.

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