Short People Have Higher Risk for Disease
Is it possible that the closer you are to the ground, the more likely you are to be sick?
A recent article in the Associated Press noted a study that found that short people had a 50 percent higher chance of getting heart disease, than taller people.
It is also important to note that other issues, like smoking and weight also played important roles in these heart disease risks.
Read the full article here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100609/ap_on_he_me/eu_med_short_people_hear...
Well, there could be several reasons for this. Besides being hereditary, being short could also be because there is a growth hormone deficiency or malnutrition, celiac sprue or parasites. And malnutrition in our society, or at least in the subjects they were looking at in the study, was not really a factor.
The bottom line is that if you feel like this might be something that you are faced with, or you are worried that you may be growth hormone deficient, or have an unhealthy gut, you should have yourself tested.
There are specific tests that can check if you are growth hormone deficient or if you have problems with your gut that a regular doctor would not just naturally check for.
The reasons for this are that official medicine does not recognize mild forms of celiac disease, and for parasites, regular labs are usually insufficient and special labs need to handle the tests.
Growth hormone is a different story. Mostly associated with sports and illegal use, growth hormone is very strictly monitored by the FDA. Even though it is not a steroid it’s use it very limited and very guarded.
Do you feel that you may be destined for heart disease because of your height? Are you worried that you may be growth hormone deficient?