Tall people are smarter than small people?

A new study suggests that there is a positive correlation between height and IQ (intelligence).

During the five-year-study, researchers from threeuniversities in UK- Edinburgh University, Aberdeen University and University College London- looked at DNA markers of 6,800 people, part of the Scottish Family Health Study.

Participants, who were unrelated, underwent tests that measured their ability to recall, language skills and reaction time.

The study found that people who were taller tended to have higher IQ's than shorter people.

A study reported in the European Heart Journal looked at 3 million people and found 50 percent additional risk of heart disease associated with a short stature.

Apart from this, short stature also has long been linked to stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

Like short stature, studies have also linked height to cancer. A study published in the American Association for Cancer Research's journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention reported 13 percent increased risk of cancer (breast, ovary, colon, endometrium, kidney, rectum, thyroid, multiple myeloma and melanoma) with every 3.94 inches increase in height.

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