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Shorter people at greater risk of heart problems, study finds

Researchers have discovered that the shorter you are, the greater your risk of heart problems.

A study by the University of Leicester looked at nearly 200,000 people, and found sections of DNA that control both height and heart health.

However, they said short people should not be unduly worried and tall people should also not be complacent, as everyone needed a healthy lifestyle.

Mike O'Sullivan reports.

  • 09 Apr 2015
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