While the tall-man, longer-penistheory is an old wives' tale, a new report shows that taller menare biologically superior in at least one other way: They have better hearts. A new study of U.S. doctors found that taller mentend to have less heart failure than shorter men. The study followed 22,000 mid-50s male doctors for more than20 years. In that span, about 7% -- 1,444 doctors -- developed heart failure. The tallest men in this study -- those 6'0" and taller -- were 24% less likely to developheart failure compared to the men 5’8” and shorter.It’s possible that these doctors had very different childhoods;depending on whether they were rich or poor, their dietduring upbringing could be affecting them later in life. Differences in early lifeactivities were not factored. There’s noproof that those extra inches of height protect the heart, but one hypothesis is thattheir biology gives their heart more space to work with between the branches of thearteries and blood vessels, and therefore are less stressed over time. Continue Reading

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