Tom Samaras' Publications List - page 2

Samaras TT. & Desnoes J. Increasing human body size and its physical and environmental ramifications. Townsend Letter  Feb/Mar 2008, 295, 100- 122.

Samaras TT (ed). Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling: Physiological, Performance, Growth, Longevity and Ecological Ramifications. N.Y., Nova Science Publications, 2007.

Samaras TT. Re: association between height and coronary heart disease mortality: a prospective study of 35,000 twin pairs (letter). American Journal of Epidemiology, 2006: 165: 113-114.

Samaras TT. Nutrition, obesity, growth and longevity in Starks T (ed) Trends in Nutrition Research, Nova Science Publishers, N.Y.,  2006.

Samaras TT. Nutrition, obesity, growth and longevity in Ditmer LF (ed). New Developments in Obesity Research. Nova Science Publishers, NY, 2006.

Samaras TT. Nutrition, obesity, growth and longevity . International Journal of Medical and Biological Frontiers 2007, 9, 223-262.

Samaras TT, Elrick H, Storms LH. Is short height really a risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke mortality? a review. Medical Science  Monitor 2004; 10: RA63-76.

Samaras TT, Storms LH.  Has our adulation of taller height promoted the obesity epidemic? BMJ, Rapid Responses 2004, June 30.

Samaras TT, Elrick H., Storms LH.  Is height related to longevity? Life Sciences 2003; 72: 1781-1802.

Samaras TT, Elrick H, Storms LH. Birth weight, rapid growth, cancer, and longevity: a review. Journal of the National Medical Association 2003; 95: 1170-1183.

Elrick H, Samaras TT, Demas A. Missing links in the obesity epidemic. Nutrition Research 2002; 22: 1101-1123.

Samaras TT, Elrick H,Storms LH. Height, health and growth hormone. Acta Paediatrica 1999; 88: 602-9.

Latest News

A recent article describes eight different types of studies that support the smaller is healthier and longer-lived thesis. Paper appeared in the Journal of Scientific Research & Reports (2014).
See publication list.


A large, long-term longitudinal study found that shorter elderly men live longer. See: He, Morris, Grove et al. (2014). Shorter men live longer: association of height with longevity and FOXO3 genotype in American men of Japanese ancestry.
PLoS ONE 9(5): e94385. doi; 10.1371/journal.pone.0094385

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