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Do "big guys" really die younger? An examination of height and lifespan in former professional basketball players.
Lemez S, Wattie N, Baker J. Lemez S, et al. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 2;12(10):e0185617. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185617. eCollection 2017. PLoS One. 2017. PMID: 28968418 Free PMC article.
Descriptive findings indicated that the tallest players (top 5%) died younger than the shortest players (bottom 5%) in all but one birth decade (1941-1950). Similarly, survival analyses showed a significant relationship between height and lifespan longevity when bot …
Descriptive findings indicated that the tallest players (top 5%) died younger than the shortest players (bottom 5%) in all but one birth dec …