Height

Beware! Short children could be at a higher risk of stroke in adulthood

Beware! Short children could be at a higher risk of stroke in adulthood

While adult height is genetically determined, it is also influenced by factors such as maternal diet during pregnancy, childhood diet, infection and psychological stress.

Feb 16, 2018, 18:32 PM IST
Fathers take note! Your vitamin D intake may impact child's height, weight

Fathers take note! Your vitamin D intake may impact child's height, weight

A new study has revealed that a father's pre-conception vitamin D intake may impact his child's height and weight at five years old.

May 19, 2017, 18:21 PM IST
Scientists identify 83 new DNA changes that affect human height

Scientists identify 83 new DNA changes that affect human height

Of these 83 genetic variations, some influence adult height by more than 2 cm, which is enormous.

Feb 02, 2017, 15:54 PM IST
Tall persons prefer conservative political parties: Study

Tall persons prefer conservative political parties: Study

Want to know which political party an individual will support? Then take note of the person's height.

Aug 16, 2016, 18:44 PM IST

Study links physical attraction with height controlling genes

A recent study has suggested that a person's choice of romantic partner can be determined by genes.

Jan 20, 2016, 09:20 AM IST

Overweight men have more sexual partners!

 A team of researchers has explored how many sex partners people have relative to their height and body mass.

Sep 30, 2015, 13:43 PM IST

Tall people are more likely to be slim

A country with a taller population may have to worry less about obesity as researchers have found that the genes that result in greater height correlate strongly with genes that reduce body mass index (BMI).

Sep 15, 2015, 17:50 PM IST

First born girls tend to be overweight compared to younger sisters

A new study has claimed that firstborn women are likelier to be overweight or obese as adults than second-born sisters.

Aug 27, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

Tall men in mid-thirties perceived to be most dominant

Tall masculine men who are around 35 years of age are perceived to be the most dominant.

Aug 20, 2015, 16:20 PM IST

Risk of oesophageal cancer decreases with height

Taller individuals are less likely to develop oesophageal cancer and its precursor, Barrett's oesophagus, according to a new study.

Sep 27, 2014, 19:31 PM IST

Being too short or tall ups depression risk in military men

Both short and tall men in the military are more at risk for depression than their uniformed colleagues of average height, a new study has found.

Jul 24, 2014, 17:51 PM IST

Mystery behind differences in height between men and women revealed

Researchers from the University of Helsinki have tried to find genetic factors that could explain individual differences in several traits, including BMI, height, blood pressure and lipid levels.

Feb 07, 2014, 11:17 AM IST

Taller postmenopausal women at greater cancer risk

The taller a postmenopausal woman is, more chances she has to develop cancer, a new study has suggested.

Jul 26, 2013, 12:44 PM IST

How much we shrink with age depends on our health habits

Your height is still in your hands even if you avoided veggies and milk as a child, a new study has revealed.

Apr 02, 2013, 12:31 PM IST

Babies `wake up taller after a sleep`

Babies bed down for 4.5 hours extra every day for two days just before a growth spurt.

May 02, 2011, 16:08 PM IST

Babies `wake up taller after a sleep`

Babies bed down for 4.5 hours extra every day for two days just before a growth spurt.

May 02, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

New genetic variants linked to height identified

A new study has identified uncommon genetic variants that determine how tall a person will be.

Dec 31, 2010, 14:21 PM IST

New genetic variants linked to height identified

A new study has identified uncommon genetic variants that determine how tall a person will be.

Dec 31, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

Youthful looks, height `define beauty` in women

Regardless of cultural differences, the common traits that define beauty in women are youthful looks, tall and narrow waists with long arms, says a new study.

Oct 01, 2010, 12:38 PM IST

Nicolas Sarkozy`s `height of style`

Sarkozy has once again showed that he is too sensitive about his height.

Sep 29, 2010, 19:51 PM IST