He went on to note that future research into dementia needs to determine which factors that contribute to a person's height are important to focus on – whether they are related to childhood nutrition or genetic inheritance – and use that information to he
A study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry argues that people who are shorter have a higher risk of developing dementia -- an increased risk that is particularly found in men. According to the study's author, being short does not cause dementia, but how tall a person is could impact possible risk factors for dementia. Commenting on these findings, Dr. Doug Brown, Director of Research and Development at the Alzheimer's Society, said in a press release: "The data suggests that very short people are at increased risk of dying with dementia. While the study was robust and detailed, because a very small number of people actually had dementia when they died it is very difficult to conclude that height is one of the most important risk factors for dementia."