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Adult height and the risk of cause-specific death and vascular morbidity in 1 million people: individual participant meta-analysis.

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BACKGROUND: The extent to which adult height, a biomarker of the interplay of genetic endowment and early-life experiences, is related to risk of chronic diseases in adulthood is uncertain. METHODS: We calculated hazard ratios (HRs) for height, assessed in increments of 6.5 cm, using individual-participant data on 174374 deaths or major non-fatal vascular outcomes recorded among 1085949 people in 121 prospective studies. RESULTS: For people born between 1900 and 1960, mean adult height increa...

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10.1093/ije/dys086

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Journal:
International journal of epidemiology
Volume:
41
Issue:
5
Pages:
1419-1433
Publication date:
2012-10-05
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EISSN:
1464-3685
ISSN:
0300-5771
URN:
uuid:7a129449-4541-4fc7-bbc1-80959e879a95
Source identifiers:
356663
Local pid:
pubs:356663

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