November 4, 2014

A Marker for the Actual Causes

1 Shortness Linked to Death from Dementia

An analysis of data from 18 different studies covering over 180,000 people undertaken by scientists at Edinburgh University's Dementia Research Centre finds that very short men are 50 percent more likely to die from dementia than very tall men are, while for women the increased likelihood is 35 percent. More specifically, for every three inches shorter a man is than the average 5 feet, 6 inches, the dementia death rate rises by 24 percent, while for women, every 2.5 inches shorter than 5 feet, 3 inches raises that rate by 13 percent. Researchers emphasize that shortness in itself is not the cause of this linkage, but is a marker for early-life factors such as malnutrition, adverse living conditions and emotional stress that do predict increased odds of death from dementia.

More at Dailymail.co.uk | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Short People More Likely to Develop Heart Disease

Tags: Height and Health, Shortness and Health, Shortness and Dementia, Height and Longevity

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