Shorter height is directly associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease

A genetic approach has been used by researchers to show link between height and disease. “We have shown that the association between shorter height and higher risk of coronary heart disease is a primary relationship and is not due to confounding factors such as nutrition or poor socioeconomic conditions,” a researcher notes. Coronary heart disease is the most common cause of death worldwide. Nearly one in six men and one in ten women die from coronary heart disease. —> Read More