Being tall may have its shortcomings.
For researchers have found that greater height comes with increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
A study of 2.7million people concluded taller men and women are far more likely to develop blood clots in their veins – a leading cause of heart problems.
The study, which also compared siblings to rule out genetic factors, found a direct correlation between height and risk of venous thromboembolism.
The taller someone is, the greater their risk.
The Swedish researchers examined two huge datasets – one for women and one for men – who were tracked for between 30 and 43 years.