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Height Changes In Life Linked To Lifestyle Decisions
2013-04-01 21:10:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of economists have found healthy habits influence how much you shrink as you grow older. Economists from the University of Southern California, Harvard University and Peking University used data from a survey of 17,708 adults beginning at age 45 and showed how lifestyle choices in adulthood influence how tall we stand as we age. "Had we only examined the correlations between measured height and health, we would have...


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