Shared Pathways Likely Behind Height-Heart Disease Risk, Researchers Say | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The shorter someone is, the higher the risk that person has of developing coronary artery disease, according to a genetic analysis conducted by researchers from the CARDIoGRAM+C4D Consortium.

As the consortium researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, this link is likely mediated by biological processes involved in both growth and the development of atherosclerosis.

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