Height Science


The science of human height is a fascinating subject. Follow along as we discuss biomechanics, scaling laws, longevity, evolution, and growth all in the context of human height.

 

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Height and Cancer: Tall People, More Cells, and Cancer Genes
Both increased height and good health require good nutrition. From this alone, it would follow that tall people, such as ...
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Height and Cancer: Tall People, More Cells, and Cancer Genes

How much should I weight for my height
How much should I weigh for my height? This is a popular question as body weight has enormous health implications ...
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Ideal Weight Calculator: How Much Should I Weigh for my Height?

6'9 Guy Riding Titanium Custom Bike
Height affects performance in most sports. This is particularly true for competitive cycling. During cycling, the contraction of muscles supplies ...
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How your Height Affects Cycling Performance

tall people have slower reflexes
Tall people are less likely to slap a mosquito before it draws blood. This is because we tend to have ...
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Tall People Have Slower Reflexes

Square-Cube Law and Human Height
The words tall and short refer to the vertical extent of something. So we call a person with a greater ...
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Square-Cube Law and Human Height

The Evolution of Height
Increased human height, in its most profound sense, represents a genetic variation upon which natural selection may act. If it ...
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The Evolution of Height

Girls 2 to 20 years growth chart
A growth chart (see bottom of page) is helpful for checking if a child's growth is within normal limits as ...
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Growth Chart: Child from Birth to 20 years, Boys and Girls

Height Converter: Height to cm or feet inches
The below height converter switches height to cm from feet and inches. It also converts height to feet inches from ...
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Height Converter: Height to cm or feet inches

Height comparison of Jennifer Aniston and Zeng Jinlian
The height comparison tool helps give an appreciation of height differences. It works for a wide variety of people and ...
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Height Comparison Tool: Celebrity Height Difference and More

Height Percentile Calculator by Age and Country
Below is a height percentile calculator. It works for all ages including newborns, babies, toddlers, children, teenagers, and adults right ...
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Height Percentile Calculator, by Age or Country

Height Calculator: How Tall Will I Be?
How tall will I be? By inheriting genes from both parents, a child usually grows to their average height. However, ...
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Height Calculator: How Tall Will I Be?

A Better BMI for Short and Tall People
The Body Mass Index (BMI) does not work well for short people nor for tall people. The alternative proposed in this ...
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Better BMI For Tall People and Short People

Proportional Human Height and Shape
The word proportional is a rather common one. It is used a lot in the context of human height and ...
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Proportional and Human Height

Measuring Body Fat To Assess Health
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) advices that excessive body fat corresponds with higher risk of various diseases including ...
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Tall People and the Body Mass Index: Tall, Skinny, and Obese?

Tall Definition
The point of this article is to come up with a tall definition, or at least possible tall definitions. If you ...
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Tall Definition