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Bad News for Short People

...f shorter stature face higher mortality rates than taller people from most causes except cancer. In a study of more than 30,000 men and women undertaken by Dr.Pekka Jousilahti and his colleagues from the National Public Health Institute in Helsinki, Finland, it was found that there was an association betwee...

The tall gene

...men. These genes may also help explain why men are taller than women.// "If you have the tall version of both of these genes you will be taller than a person who only has the tall version of one of them," the author said. The Y chromosome is t...

Genetic innovation

...men. These genes may also help explain why men are taller than women. "If you have the tall version of both of these genes you will be taller than a person who only has the tall version of one of them," the author said. The Y chromosome is t...

Hydroxyurea Treatment For Children With Sickle Cell Disease

...reated with hydroxyurea also weighed more and were taller than untreated children with the disorder – their growth rates were even comparable to those of normal children. Another measure of success of the therapy was that the study patients had improved spleen function, an important finding as many children...

Tall Children Have An Higher IQ

...This study also reveals that the children who grow taller also grow smarter, when in comparison to shorter children. If growth hormones are administered to the short children, then their academic performance also improves. The study which involved 547 children aged eight showed that higher IQs matched the...

Lifespan And Height Interlinked With Juvenile Diseases.

...reduction in the infection rate the survivors grew taller and survived for a longer period of time and had reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Other factor such as nutrition and high standards of living does not contribute to the mortality data. The study also said that when there is improved nutritio...

Majority Of Americans Deny That They Are Overweight

...so found that women claimed that they were an inch taller and 5 pounds lighter than they probably were, while men claimed to they were two inches taller and 6 pounds heavier. In the report, the survey finds that most Americans, including those who say ...

Obese Children Commonly Experience More Growing Pains

...or. The researchers also found in their study that taller children or those with flat feet are not more prone to suffer from growing pain as generally thought, and also the concept that the more physically active children were prone to this condition was also quite untrue. The research did show though tha...

Crusade Against Malnutrition

...utrition, which makes the kids healthier, smarter, taller and better able to contribute to society." The program stems from one started in 2001 by Mark J. Manary, M.D., professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Manary's Project Peanut Butter, which uses the same nut...

New Research Suggests That Obesity Strikes Faster Growing Kids

...seen in younger children// is much worse among the taller and faster growing children. Researchers led by...t correlation rose from 0.59 to 0.71 as the BMI of taller children rose. Among the shortest 10% of the children, the mean BMI rose by 0.12 kg/m2, as against...

Taller Women More Likely to Have Twins

...thers averaged 5 feet, 5 inches tall, over an inch taller than the US average for adult females of about 5 feet 3 inches. The suspected culprit is the insulin-like growth factor, which has been positively linked to both height and twinning, the researcher said in the study that appeared in the Journal of ...

Can Early Nutritional Modification Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?

...to the age of 18 months. The NE children were also taller than the CSE children starting already from the age of 3 months up to the age of 18 months. Accelerated growth in infancy has been identified as a risk factor for type 1 diabetes later in childhood. Accordingly the observed growth pattern may contrib...

Study Focus on the Need for Vigilance in Two Key Areas Among Adolescents

...ating disorder, they would have been significantly taller and heavier." It's also sometimes difficult to tell whether young children display the same kind of disordered body image disturbance as older children with eating disorders, who often proclaim themselves "fat" or "disgusting." "Young kids may trul...

20-year Study Shows Significant Rise in Childhood Obesity, Especially Among Girls

...002 the average ten-year-old girl was 2.1 per cent taller and 13.4 per cent heavier than her 1982 counterpar...crease in BMI. Boys were, on average, 1.1 per cent taller and 7.6 per cent heavier, with a 5.1 per cent increase in BMI. 540 children were studied in 1982 a...

Mother’s Age Of Puberty Onset May Affect Childre

... growth, particularly during infancy, which led to taller childhood stature. However this pattern of childhood growth is likely to result in earlier maturation and therefore shorter adult stature. This growth pattern is known to confer an increased risk of childhood and adult obesity. The researchers con...

Obesity Could Be Linked to Mother's Early Puberty

...ildren of mothers who had early first periods were taller by the age of nine and weighed more. Girls were also more likely to start their periods before the age of 11. Those whose mothers had their first period under the age of 11 were three times more likely to be obese than those who started their peri...

Car Airbags Most Suited To Medium-Built Individuals

... In addition, Newgard calculated that for drivers taller than 6 foot 3 inches, air bags were associated with a 5 percent greater risk of serious injury. He also estimated that for drivers shorter than 4 foot 11 inches, air bags were associated with a 4 percent increase in the risk of serious injury. Wei...

Obesity is Related to Lower Tuberculosis Risk

...Individuals who developed active tuberculosis were taller on average, but had a lower body weight and BMI (22.5 vs. 24.3) at the beginning of the study than those who did not. BMI outside the range of 18.5 to 23 decreased the active tuberculosis risk by 23.5 percent of the observed level. Baseline BMI ob...

Obesity Linked to Lower Tuberculosis Risk in Older Chinese Population

...viduals who had developed active tuberculosis were taller on average, but had a lower body weight and BMI (22.5 vs. 24.3) at the beginning of the study than those who did not. BMI outside the range of 18.5 to 23 decreased the active tuberculosis risk by 23.5 percent of the observed level. Baseline BMI obe...

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