Finger length could point to health risk

January 24, 2008 2:48:54 PM PST
Your fingers may be pointing to something you don't know about such as your joint health or even your ability to play sports.

It all as to do with the difference in length between the index and ring finger. Researchers have been studying the length difference for years. And what they're finding is that people with shorter ring fingers run an elevated risk of osteoarthritis.

Other studies show that people with longer ring fingers tend to exhibit more athletic ability. Researchers at Michigan State University think that the difference between the fingers' lengths has something to do with prenatal exposure to testosterone.