Do smaller men live longer?
In this study, men who were 5'2″ or shorter were more likely to have a protective form of the FOX03 gene, and lived the longest. Those over 5'4″ had shorter lifespans. Shorter men were also shown to have less incidence of cancer, and lower fasting insulin levels.
Shorter men are more likely to have a protective form of the longevity gene, FOXO3, leading to smaller body size during early development and a longer lifespan. Shorter men are also more likely to have lower blood insulin levels and less cancer.
Samaras looked at 145 longevity studies that have been published over the past 35 years, and says that, best as he can tell, height is only 10 percent of the longevity picture. Many other factors have as big an impact: economic status, smoking, alcohol intake, exercise levels, and of course genetics.
That's the message of a study published in the journal PLOS ONE that found that pear-shaped people, who have comparatively thinner waists than people shaped like apples, tend to live longer.
The average male life expectancy is five years less than females. Men are also two to four times more likely than women to pass away prematurely from unintentional injury, homicide, and suicide. These are unfortunate statistics and are based on several complex reasons—both social and biological.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the average American man will live to age 76, while the average woman in America will live to age 81. Women can also expect to be healthier than men in their senior years. Experts shave said the gap is due to a combination of biological and social differences.
Findings based on millions of deaths suggest that shorter, smaller bodies have lower death rates and fewer diet-related chronic diseases, especially past middle age. Shorter people also appear to have longer average lifespans.
An analysis by weight difference revealed a 7.72-year greater longevity for men of weight 63.6 kg or less compared with those of 90.9 kg or more.
Research shows that people who are single, especially men, are living longer than ever before. In the past, men who were never married typically had the lowest life expectancy, but now the never married men are closing in on their currently married counterparts.
One study of more than 500 people showed that men who are about 5 feet 11 inches or taller are almost 60% less likely to have Alzheimer's disease than those who are about 5 feet 7 inches or shorter.
What is the best height for a man?
The average for males is considered to be 5.8 feet or 177 cm. Factors that may influence your height include the following: DNA: Your genetic make-up influences your height, growth plates, and hormones.
Summary: Your height in adult life significantly affects your quality of life, with short people reporting worse physical and mental health than people of normal height.
Unlike intelligence, which has a merely coincidental relationship with height, there are plausible biological explanations for why short people live longer. Researchers have found that the lungs of taller people don't function as efficiently, relative to their bodies' demands, as those of short people.
'” In reality, it doesn't make as big of a difference as people think. In fact, while tall people may have longer stride length, they also generally carry more weight than shorter people, which can even out the playing field (although, this, of course, varies from individual to individual).