“...the smaller the mean height at age 18 in a province, the higher the chance for people living there to reach high chronological ages.” My note: based on about 1.3 million deaths.

“It seems that being bigger, and presumably better, comes with very high costs.” [The costs he is referring to are higher levels of cancer and heart disease.]

“ In nonagenarians, a lower activity of the insulin/IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor-1) signaling (IIS) pathway is significantly associated with lower body height and improved old age survival.”

“Smaller individuals of the same species, including humans, also tend to live longer.”


“We found a highly significant inverse relation between height and replicative life span in humans of the same chronological age (r = – .35m, p =  .007).” p. 4