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    More: Interesting, heart problems, balanced diets, tall people, heart disease, University of Copenhagen, abdominal angina, genetic epidemiology, heart attacks  
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2010-06-09 1:17:39 PM  
My headline went with "epidural hematoma". Too soon, I guess.
 
2010-06-09 1:24:35 PM  
One hypothesis is that being short might be a result of being poor,

Are you insane?
 
2010-06-09 1:36:31 PM  
That's okay since they got no reason to live.
 
2010-06-09 1:40:01 PM  
Not for nothin', a GIS for "shorties" brings up some very pleasing pictures, even with Moderate Safe Search.
 
2010-06-09 2:00:21 PM  
Heyyy, I'm not short, I'm fun-sized!
 
2010-06-09 2:35:24 PM  
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Shor-taaay.
 
2010-06-09 3:52:57 PM  
That's okay since they got no reason to live.

Came here for this
 
2010-06-09 3:53:16 PM  
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Not amused.

/hot
 
2010-06-09 5:10:27 PM  

noYOUare: One hypothesis is that being short might be a result of being poor,

Are you insane?


I have read that people are getting taller due to a better diet (overall, not in America), so maybe the opposite is true?
 
2010-06-09 5:11:23 PM  
SHORT-PEOPLE PANIC TIME!


/tall
//suck it
 
2010-06-09 5:11:52 PM  
This shori'll GIVE you heart problems if you have them too often.

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2010-06-09 5:12:25 PM  
Shorties =/= short people.
 
2010-06-09 5:13:24 PM  

noYOUare: One hypothesis is that being short might be a result of being poor,

Are you insane?


no doubt, the poverty-stricken are the healthiest of people.
 
2010-06-09 5:17:12 PM  
Shorty swing my way.
 
2010-06-09 5:21:22 PM  
...and swirlies... let us not forget the swirlies

/will never forget the swirlies
 
2010-06-09 5:23:03 PM  
and tossing...

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2010-06-09 5:25:20 PM  
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2010-06-09 5:30:04 PM  
Why is it that there aren't any tall old people then?
 
2010-06-09 5:31:05 PM  

Sybarite: That's okay since they got no reason to live.


leaving satisfied
 
2010-06-09 5:33:13 PM  
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2010-06-09 5:38:25 PM  
It's simple.
You do most of your growing in your sleep.

If you sleep less, you won't grow as much.
If you're sleep deprived, you're going to be less healthy.
 
2010-06-09 5:39:01 PM  
I like how the article leaves out what threshold for "short" they were using. How am I supposed to know if I should be terrified of my heart suddenly exploding from my lack of stature if I don't know how short is too short?
 
2010-06-09 5:45:01 PM  

Sybarite: That's okay since they got no reason to live.


Came for this.

Starryeyes: Heyyy, I'm not short, I'm fun-sized!


Is the top of your head flat?
 
2010-06-09 5:46:15 PM  
nmrsnr

how short is too short?


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according to a web site I found he is 5'5"
 
2010-06-09 5:58:12 PM  
I'm not short I'm efficiently packaged, I deliver punches where they count and can fit easily into overhead compartments.
 
2010-06-09 6:04:17 PM  

theknuckler_33: This shori'll GIVE you heart problems if you have them too often.


Hello lunch!
 
2010-06-09 6:08:16 PM  

nmrsnr: I like how the article leaves out what threshold for "short" they were using.


They looked at the shorter population within each country in the 52 studies they reviewed.

It is interesting to see the definitions of "short" and "tall" as written in the article. It claims that "on average" someone short was under 5'3, which is roughly within 1 inch (give or take, and well within the standard, healthy height range) of the average height of females in most of the west; and "on average" someone who was tall was at least 5'9, which is similarly roughly the average height for males in the west.

There is also the weasel phrase that shorter people were more likely to have heart problems "or" to die from them.

Medical reporting is typically pretty bad, but I'm not too interested in reading the paper itself. Most of these types of studies on height, particularly from Europe, are the same.
 
2010-06-09 6:10:08 PM  
So I'm guessing we'll see a big upswing in 'Stretching Salons' then?

For my health!
 
2010-06-09 6:10:43 PM  

SSRacer: Why is it that there aren't any tall old people then?


Osteoperosis?
 
2010-06-09 6:16:39 PM  
Haha shorties!

/6'8"
 
2010-06-09 6:16:51 PM  
I'm 6"6" and am getting a big kick......

//30 posts and I'm first?
 
2010-06-09 6:34:04 PM  
As someone who is 5'6" and had 3 heart attacks by age 46, I'm not getting a kick out of these repli
 
2010-06-09 6:49:31 PM  

busy chillin': nmrsnr

how short is too short?

according to a web site I found he is 5'5"


Awesome. That was unexpected and wonderful.

cnocnanrionnag: I'm 6"6" and am getting a big kick......


You said 6" twice...
 
2010-06-09 7:19:58 PM  
6'5". Bartender, another double bourbon rocks and order of loaded nachos.
 
2010-06-09 8:13:26 PM  
What doesn't give you a higher risk of heart problems or cancer these days? What haven't we blamed yet? How about water?
 
2010-06-09 8:36:14 PM  
I'm 5'7", but don't consider myself short because my legs go all the way to the ground.
 
BBH
2010-06-09 10:03:54 PM  
Randy Newman had it right.
 
2010-06-09 11:23:33 PM  
I come from a family with an extremely high incidence of heart disease that usually begins at an early age, and yet the only ones among us who haven't had heart attacks yet are us very short ones, under 5'2".

We're also pretty poor. lol

And this seems to be true for a lot of people I know. After everyone else in their family is long dead of heart disease or cancer, those little old midget ladies are still going strong at 90.
 
2010-06-10 2:17:35 AM  
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Going to my favorite saloon had better not cause anything worse than liver damage
 
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