Study: Taller & Thinner People Are More Likely To Take Big Financial Risks

Your height and weight may have an impact on the financial risks you choose to take, science says so. Researchers from the University of Miami School of Business Administration found that those in the top 20th percentile for height are 7.5 percent more likely to invest in stocks compared to those in the lowest 20th percentile of height. Also, an obese person is 10 percent less likely to invest in the stock market than a person of normal weight. The data came from a database with information about participant’s weight and height as both teenagers and later as adults. Study leader Alok Kumar says, “What’s clear now is that experiences while growing up, which may seem innocuous, have a strong impact on how we handle our money later.” (PR Newswire