Making tall or short of it
Candy Shedden, Boca Raton, Fla.
Including information about average height was considered, but after trying and failing to find a straightforward way to do it, we decided to leave it out. The “average height” for each study and each type of disease mentioned was different, since each study looked at distinct populations and used different methods. So, comparing your height with the average wouldn’t tell you much about your disease risk. But, to answer your question,