People over 1.75 m (5 feet 9 inches) are said to be more prone to more than 100 illnesses and health concerns, according to a British study.
Scientists have examined more than 1,000 diseases among 250,000 white, Hispanic, and black women and men in the United States.
Being tall would be associated with a higher risk of irregular heartbeats, varicose veins, nerve damage, and foot ulcers. Older people are also more prone to skin and bone infections. They are also more likely to have blood clots, nerve damage, or fungal nail infections.
Scientists at Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center have not looked into why older people suffer from more health problems.
However, one theory is that blood should be pumped over a longer distance, which can reduce flow, which is essential for keeping the body healthy.
Wearing more body mass can also put more pressure on bones, muscles and feet, the researchers said.
However, older people were at lower risk for some major comorbidities, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.