Tall people have a lower risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, but are more likely to suffer from neurological diseases, skin and bone infections.
According to a study published by an American medical center, a person’s height can increase or decrease the risk of several diseases.
The researchers obtained data from a citizen health program that included genetic and health information on more than 200,000 whites and more than 50,000 blacks.
More than 1,000 possibilities and features were considered in this study, it is being called as the largest study to date to prove the relationship between ‘height and disease’.
The results obtained from the research confirmed the results of the relatively small-scale research studies conducted in the past.
Taller people have a lower risk of coronary artery disease and high blood pressure, but have a higher risk of narrowing of the heart muscle or varicose veins.
According to research, tall people are also at risk of neurological diseases, while skin and bone infections may also occur, such as leg or foot ulcers.