Letters

Short stature and diabetic nephropathy

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6988.1199b (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1199
  1. Nish Chaturvedi,
  2. John Fuller,
  3. Judith Stephenson
  1. Research fellow Reader in epidemiology Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London WC1E 6BT
  2. Senior lecturer Academic Department of Genitourinary Medicine, University College London Medical School, London WC1E 6AU

    EDITOR,—Rossing and colleagues conclude that short stature is related to the development of diabetic nephropathy in men and speculate that influences in early life could account for their findings.1 This interpretation is based on the assumption that adult height is determined solely by factors operating in utero or early life. But height is also related to parental social class2 and has been used as a proxy for …

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