And being short is more green. Need less food, less cloth for our clothing, our cars use less gas because we don't weigh as much. And smaller, more fuel-efficient cars are more comfortable.
By Linda Carroll
A new study published in The Lancet Oncology found that the shorter women are, the lower their cancer risk. Or, vice versa, the taller women are the greater their risk.
British researchers determined that the risk of cancer in women jumps 16 percent with each 4-inch increase in height.
And it wasn’t just one kind of cancer. Taller women were more likely to develop cancers of the breast, ovary, uterus and bowel, as well as leukemia and melanoma.
Being taller has been linked to a lower risk of other conditions such as heart disease.
[...] [The heart disease risk is due to smaller diameter blood vessels in short people, that can get clogged up more easily. This could be counteracted by careful diet and other lifestyle choices.]