Short people are ‘at greater risk of coronary heart disease’

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SHAFAQNA – The shorter you are, the more your risk of coronary heart disease. That is the take-home message from a new study led by the University of Leicester in the UK and published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Coronary heart disease is when the arteries supplying blood to the heart become narrowed due to a buildup of plaque.

If a blood clot forms over the plaque then the risk of heart attack is raised, as the artery can become completely blocked.

Coronary heart disease is the most common cause of premature death worldwide.

Source : Medicalnewstodys

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