Tall children may be at greater risk of some forms of heart disease

A child’s height may influence their later risk of an aneurysm, stroke or coronary artery disease

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Children who are taller than average may face a greater risk of some forms of heart disease as adults, but their stature also seems to protect them against other types of the condition.

Among adults, being tall has been linked to a lower risk of coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, however, studies have also found that taller people are at a higher risk of an irregular heart rate, which could …

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