Research: Taller People Have A Lower Risk Of Heart Disease And Diabetes, But Cancer
It is an attribute written into your DNA - how tall a person will be is determined before they are born.
Yet, in recent decades the height of children and adults the world over has increased, with most generations reaching adulthood taller than their parents.
Now, a new study has revealed how tall a person is, can have far-reaching consequences for their health.
Height has an important impact on mortality, increasing the risk of a number of diseases, regardless of body fat mass and other influential factors.