Heart failure less likely in tall men


January 19, 2012 1:55:54 PM PST
New research suggests tall men are less likely that shorter ones to develop heart failure.

The finding in the American Journal of Cardiology does not prove that a few extra inches protect the heart.

It could be that tall and short people are different in other ways, including diets or diseases growing up.

Researchers say it is possible that something about the biology of taller people could decrease the stress on the heart.

That could involve the distance between their hearts and certain branches of arteries and blood vessels.