Shorter Men Live Longer
Posted on: Wed, Nov 25, 2015, at 12:00 pm
Short men will live longer than taller men because they are more likely to carry a gene that protects them from the effects of aging. This so called longevity gene, known as FOXO3, has been proven to enhance lifespan in animal tests, but until this study was released, has never before been linked to the human version of the gene. So it turns out if you are vertically challenged, which the study categorized as 5'4" or shorter, odds are you'll be at lower risk for heart disease and have lower insulin levels.