Short height and long life have a direct connection in Japanese men, according to new research. Shorter men are more likely to have a protective form of the longevity gene, FOXO3, leading to smaller body size during early development and a longer lifespan. Shorter men are also more likely to have lower blood insulin levels and less cancer.
~ Shorter men live longer, study show, University of Hawaii at Manoa, May 9, 2014
There’s a growing body of research that finds taller people make more money. The latest study, in Australia, found that being 6-foot tall brings raises annual income nearly $1,000 compared to men two inches shorter
~ Taller People Earn More Money, Economic Record.