Tom Samaras' Publications List

Publications on Human Body Size:

Samaras TT, Health risks of higher birth weight, rapid growth, early maturation and taller height. Women’s Health Bulletin. 2015 July; 2(3): e26805.

Samaras, TT. Longevity in specific populations. Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences. Elsevier, 2014. Doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.02878-6.

Samaras T. Human size. The biology of why it is best to be small [Feedback]. World Nutrition February 2014, 5, 2, 197-199.

Samaras Thomas T. Why Smaller Humans are in our Future. Policy Innovations, Carnegie Council. 10/20/2014

Samaras TT. Evidence from eight different types of studies showing that smaller body size is related to greater longevity, Journal of Scientific Research & Reports. 2014, 3(16): 2150-2160. 

Thomas T. Samaras. Shorter human height has its merits and demerits. ISpectrum Magazine. July-August 2014, issue 08. Pp. 13-24 Download Magazine

Thomas Samaras.  Human Size: Short men live longer.  WN Feedback, World Nutrition. July-August 2014, 5, 7-8, 692 (13 of 22) Download Magazine and go to page 692

Thomas T. Samaras. How height is related to our health and longevity: A review. Nutrition and Health. 2012, 21: 247-261

Thomas T. Samaras. Shorter height is related to lower cardiovascular disease risk--A narrative review, The Indian heart Journal, 2013, 65: 66-71.

Salaris L, Poulain M, and TT Samaras. Height and survival at older ages among males born in an in-land village in Sardinia (1866-1915). Biodemography and Social Biology, 2012; 58:1, 1-13.

Thomas T. Samaras, Commentary. Human growth, height, size: Reasons to be small, World Nutrition, 2011, 2,3:108-135

Thomas T. Samaras, Ramifications of increasing birth weight, accelerated growth and greater height on health, the obesity epidemic, and longevity, Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine, 2010, 5(8): 433-449.

Killewo J, Heggenhougen HK, Quah SR (eds) Epidemiology and Demography in Public Health, San Diego, Academic Press, 2010. Longevity in Specific Populations, TT Samaras, pp. 415-420.

Samaras TT. Role of Height in Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine 2010, 51, 87-99. Download the article here.

Samaras TT. Are 20th-century recommendations for growth and height correct? A review. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2009, 22, 171-178.

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

Samaras TT. We are too tall. Public Health Nutrition 2009, 12, 439-440.

Samaras TT. Should we be concerned over  increasing body height and weight? Experimental Gerontology 2009 ; 44: 83-92.

Samaras TT.  Longevity in Specific Populations. In Kris Heggenhougen and Stella Quah,  editors. International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Vol 4, San Diego, Academic Press,   2008,  pp 142-147.