Scientists from Edinburgh University conducted a study that allowed them to detect the relationship between growth and risk of death from senile dementia. It turned out, undersized men die from dementia more often than high.
Within the framework of the meta-analysis were analyzed indicators 180 thousand people. The analysis was calculated the average height of men is 167 centimeters. Among women, the average height was 160 cm.
Slower growth in men 7.2 increases the risk of death from dementia by 26% in women, the risk increases by 8% for each 8 cm of lack of growth.
Note that such studies are not of great scientific value, requires a deeper study of the problem in order to judge such a complex relationship. While cause and effect scientists to explain failed.