Uh-oh. We need to be nicer to bosux.
Short people have a 50 percent higher risk of having a heart problem or dying from one than tall people, a new study says.
On average, short people were under 161 centimeters (5 feet 3 inches) and tall people were at least 174 centimeters (5 feet 9 inches).
Scientists aren't sure why short people might be more susceptible to heart problems, but think there could be several explanations. Being short might be a result of being poor, meaning people of small stature could be undernourished and vulnerable to health problems in general.
Experts also suggested there could be a biological explanation, such as a hormone imbalance that hurts the heart. Scientists also suspect that because short people have smaller arteries, those could theoretically get clogged quicker with cholesterol and be more easily damaged by any changes in blood pressure.
IIRC, bosux is between 5'2" and 5'4". Can't say for sure. And he stole a hot dog I sitting on the bleachers when it started to rain so poor and undernourished probably apply. Let's not get him worked up today. Give his heart a rest.