The man's height has a direct impact on the risk of certain diseases, according to researchers from the German Institute of human nutrition, the University of Tubingen and Harvard school of public health. Recent scientific work suggests that high growth is associated with increasing likelihood of cancer.
The risk of developing diseases of the cardiovascular system decreases. Every 6.5 inches of growth above the average reduce the probability of such pathology 6%. Cancer risk the same on every 6.5 inches above normal 4% increases.
Perhaps the reasons lie in the peculiarities of metabolism. Usually tall people have an increased sensitivity to insulin and a rapid metabolism, allowing to quickly absorb nutrients. Quick utilization of glucose reduces the likelihood of obesity and diabetes, two deviations that affect the cardiovascular system.