The Dwarves are one of the three main races on FantasyRP. They differ greatly from Humans & Elves in both physical appearance and culture. The Dwarves have taken to the northern mountains of Enarion, formerly settled within the Kingdom of Ordheim and now scattered about the realm. Dwarves are...
A study suggests being short might offer one key health benefit.
According to researchers, shorter people are at a lower risk for developing blood clots than taller individuals.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot located in a deep vein – typically in the legs. Dr. Michael Brottman, a cardiologist with the Advocate Heart Institute, says DVT can be deadly.
“Blood clots have the capability of traveling to the lungs and leading to pulmonary embolism, which can cause even bigger problems,” he says. Pulmonary embolism is when a clot blocks an artery in the lung.
In the study, researchers analyzed health data from more than 2.6 million people, all Swedish sibling pairs. They found that men under 63 inches were 65 percent less likely to develop a blood clot compared to men 74 inches or taller.
Women under 61 inches who were pregnant for the first time were 69 percent less likely to develop a clot compared to those 72 inches or taller. Study authors theorize the decrease in risk among the shorter individuals is related to the fact that “taller individuals have longer leg veins…there is more surface area where problems can occur.”
Lungfish can live out of water for several years. It secretes a mucus cocoon and burrows itself under the unbaked earth. It takes in air with its lung through a built-in breathing tube that leads to the surface. A lungfish has both gills and a lung.