To see if being too short causes health risks.
We expect that height has no effect on longevity.
This is a meta-study based on the results of previous studies charting
weight and height against health risks.
We picked a random sampling of nearby Americans.
For each individual, we looked up their current weight in published tables of ideal weights for each height.
We found that for nearly all of the samples, the ideal height was much higher than the actual height of the individual. For example, one person weighing 290 pounds should (according to the chart) be 6 feet 9 inches tall, but was in actuality much shorter. The hypothesis was not confirmed.
People who are too short are at higher risk of health problems. Next Experiment