Height loss and future coronary heart disease in London: the Whitehall II study.
BACKGROUND: Although several plausible biological mechanisms have been advanced for the association between greater physical stature and lower coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in prospective cohort studies, the importance of one of the principal artefactual explanations--reverse causality due to shrinkage--remains unresolved. To explore this issue, studies with repeat measurements of height are required, but, to date, such data have been lacking. OBJECTIVE: To examine the possible relationsh...Expand abstract
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