If you’re taller than 5-foot-9, it’s a miracle you’re still alive. Me I Stand at 5′ 10 inches barely over the mark
A new study looked at the medical records of 280,000 Americans and found tall people are at a higher risk for over a HUNDRED different health conditions.
They used a database from the V.A., so everyone involved was a veteran, and about 90% were men. For the study, they defined “tall people” as anyone over 5’9″.
Just a few of the conditions tall people are more prone to include blood clots . . . an irregular heartbeat . . . nerve damage . . . lightheadedness . . . inflammation . . . ulcers . . . leg pain . . . and bone infections.
They’re not sure why tall people are more susceptible, they just noticed a connection. But one theory is it’s harder to pump blood through your body if you’re tall. And that can lead to all sorts of health issues long term.
A lot of the health conditions also had to do with people’s legs and feet. So the extra weight that comes with being tall could be a factor too.