While there are very few permanent residents on Vandoch, its low gravity does have a significant effect on the physiology of its temporary residents as time goes on. Specifically, loss of muscle mass is very common in all but the most physically demanding positions. The stressful environment on Vandoch can also lead to disease, hair loss and premature graying of hair. Those who do live as permanent residents on Vandoch, including the Vice-Baron, his noble family and the upper echelons of the governing bureaucracy, are often seven or eight feet tall due to the effects of growing up on a low gravity world. Their body mass is considerably larger than what might be expected however, due to the widely spread problem of gluttony amongst the higher classes.