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Short people are more likely to develop heart disease than tall people

9 June 2010

Short people are at greater risk of developing heart disease than tall people, according to the first systematic review and meta-analysis of all the available evidence, which is published online today (Wednesday 9 June) in the European Heart Journal.

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Read the editorial online here.

Published in European Heart Journal, Advance Access, 8 June 2010.

Read the full press release here.

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