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Shorter adult height is linked to raised risk of coronary artery disease, study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1875 (Published 09 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1875
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Genetically determined shorter adult height is associated with significantly increased risk of coronary artery disease, shows a large UK study that suggests the finding is due to a link between shorter height and adverse lipid profile.

Researchers used a genetic approach to investigate this association by looking at 180 height associated genetic variants in 65 066 patients with diagnosed coronary artery …

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