Study states that tall women live longer than those on the petite side 1 year ago

Study states that tall women live longer than those on the petite side

Tall woman are more likely to live longer, according to a new study.

A massive congrats to all involved.


If you're tall, there are a pretty few reasons why your life is probably pretty good.

You can reach things that are high up on shelves.

You can ride rollercoasters earlier than your friends.

You can live a lot longer than all of the other people you know meaning that you will be inevitably alone when all of your mates die before you do.

Sure look, it happens.

A new 30 year study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health showed that women who are taller are far more likely to enjoy a longer life.


And more specifically, women who are five 5ft 9ins at the age of 40 are 31 percent more likely to live until they're 90-years-old compared to women who are 5ft 3ins at the same age.

Grim, or delightful, news?

Well, depends on how tall you are, doesn't it?

The study, which began back in 1986, included 120,000 women and men aged between 55 and 69 when the research started.

It, unsurprisingly, also found that women were likely to live longer than men in general - irrespective of how tall or small they are.


34.4 percent of women included in the study lived until 90, with just 16.7 percent of men achieving the same.

Nailed it.