Impact of height and weight on life span.

  title={Impact of height and weight on life span.},
  author={Thomas T. Samaras and Lowell H Storms},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={70 2},
The study was conducted to evaluate one aspect of the entropy theory of aging, which hypothesizes that aging is the result of increasing disorder within the body, and which predicts that increasing mass lowers life span. The first evaluation of the impact of human size on longevity or life span in 1978, which was based on data for decreased groups of athletes and famous people in the USA, suggested that shorter, lighter men live longer than their taller, heavier counterparts. In 1990, a study… CONTINUE READING

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