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Short guys have it good!!

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 SHORTER MEN MAY LIVE LONGER !  It's nice to be tall, right?  Sure, it's great... unless you want to become an astronaut, or a horse jockey, or an old man. A new study found an inverse link between height and longevity, finding that shorter men are more likely to live longer. The study concerned a group 8,006 Japanese-American men in Oahu, Hawaii, who scientists have kept tabs on for more than 40 years. They found that shorter men were more likely to have a protective version of a certain gene (FOXO3) which previous research has linked to a long life. As is often the case, though, the study raises more questions than answers. -nice to see they'll have the last laugh, even though they'll have to stand on their tippy-toes to point their finger in somebody's face,. ~Rowdy

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