Over the years we have seen some truly stupid studies when it comes to diabetes. Studies which examine the correlation between factors beyond the patients control and diabetes. We have seen studies which have examined the correlation between the size of a woman’s breast and diabetes or how having “big” hips correlates with diabetes. So perhaps we should not be surprised by this latest study which says that “short” people are at greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes and no we are not making this up.
According to a story posted on the dlife website;
“Your height may be an indicator of your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke in Germany.
The study found that being tall is associated with a lower risk, with each 10cm difference in height associated with a 41% decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33% decreased risk in women.”
Now maybe we’re just a little cranky but someone needs to explain to us even if this is true just what can the patient do about it. It’s not like the patient can all of sudden take a pill or do some sort of exercise that will make them taller. Listen short people have enough to worry about already so why torture them further. As the song by Randy Newman goes short people got no reason to live. https://youtu.be/mrjStSqu_w4
Seriously we can’t fathom one logical reason as to why these German researchers would even study the correlation between height and diabetes. What’s next a follow-on study that examines the correlation between natural hair color and diabetes, or perhaps how shoe size correlates with diabetes.
Honestly, we have seen some incredibly useless studies in diabetes over the years but hands down this is the stupidest one ever. And people wonder why each year it’s becoming tougher to write our annual April Fool’s Day post for try as we might we can compete with the stupidity that goes on in the real world. As much as we wish we were making this up as Momma Kliff used to say no amount of good fiction can top the idiocy that goes on in the real world.