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    Just wondering because you don't really see tall old people about, they're usually short. And shrinking can't have happened so much that a 6 foot person becomes 5 foot surely?

    Most elderly people are short, which begs the question do taller people die off? There's more work in keeping a bigger body mass alive than in a smaller person?

    Without doing any research, I would quite confidently say that there isn't much (if any at all) correlation between life span/height.

    I know of/have known plenty of elderly people who were tall. Many elderly people suffer from conditions which cause their backs to arch, thus shortening them in height.. but I don't see any correlation if I'm honest.

    Interesting though, I might read up on this.

    Aren't people just getting taller as time goes on for dietry and health reasons?
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