A Scientific Study On Whether Height Affects Happiness And Health

Here’s the real deal.

The average height of people from industrialized countries have increase by 4 inches over the last 150 years. According to research, the average height of women is now 5 foot 2 inches while men, at 5 feet 7.5 inches.

While genetics play about 80 percent of the of person’s height, sometimes the culture and environment dictates it as well. If a child was raised in a place where he/she is well provided for, with clean water and nutritious foods, the child can possibly be 3 to 4 inches taller.

Historically, height was associated with income and and health. According to science, as the height increases, so do health survival.

What is a healthy height?

If we will base it according to science, a number of health conditions, maybe associated with height, but finding scientific proofs may appear a bit challenging.

Height appears to impact a number of health conditions, but locating consistency in the scientific findings is challenging, as Robert and Christian delve into. Being tall may lead to more instances of cancer. While women who are 5 feet 10 inches (178 centimeters) or taller are more likely to develop cancer than women who are 5 feet 2 inches (157 centimeters) or shorter, tall men are less at risk. But they’re nearly three times as likely to develop blood clots, if they’re also obese, that can lead to potentially deadly pulmonary embolisms.

Research said that tall people appear less likely to get heart disease. For every 2.5 inches (6.35 centimeters) taller you are than someone of the same gender, your risk of heart disease diminishes by 14 percent, according to genetic determinants.

Will your height make you happy?

There’s no study as of now that proves that whether taller or shorter people are happier. A 2013 study in the journal Genome Biology examined 13,000 heterosexual couples, finding that people tend to gravitate toward mates of a similar height. And then there’s the large-scale analysis in a 2004 issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology that concluded tall people experience a lifetime of advantages; people who are 6 feet tall (182 centimeters) or taller earn $100,000 more on average over a lifetime.

Despite this interesting data, there are too many variables to accurately predict whether being at either spectrum of the height range will make you happy or miserable or can determine how much money one will get. People and their individual personalities play a big part this research.