Does the square-cubed law lead to possible health detriments for taller people?
I'm not sure what the optimum height is for humans (e.g. due to their cross-sectional bone density constraints), but given the square-cubed law at some greater height wouldn't a human begin to experience health detriments, whether small or large? For example, lets say that the optimum height is 175cm for a male (I don't know what the actual optimum height), wouldn't each marginal increase in height add excessive pressures to the body?
Or is there any sort of allometric plasticity that humans possess to take into account the physical pressures of being taller, making a range of height being optimal?
Any thoughts, opinions, papers on this would be much appreciated.