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A 34-year-old member asked:

Will my height affect my life span? please help me docs!

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Height and life span: Some data that tall people live longer. I would look at your detailed family age of death and height and go back as far as you can. But effect is very small. And there is no study making people taller or shorter to see if it affects their life span. Worry about other things.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Hi docs, would my height affect my life span?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: Not unless your height is a symptom that is part of bigger syndrome (such as dwarfism or acromegaly)

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