A new study analyzed data on 666,333 Danish men born between 1939 and 1959, and found that men who were taller then average during their teen years, were 10% less likely of developing dementia later in life.
Damn, I’ve always been average height! Just my luck! And I was really hoping to avoid getting dementia - but now, it looks like “I came up short.” I knew I should have tried a little harder to be taller in high school.
Now, I’m no scientist, but my guess is - the taller boys got less dementia, because taller boys are less likely to get beaten over the head than their peers.
Anyway, wonder how they’re gonna explain this new data to the kids in school? “OK kids, let's have fun with statistics. Who wants to go first? How ‘bout you Shorty?"