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Adult height as a contributor to cardiometabolic risk
  1. Martin Brunel Whyte1,2
  1. 1 Clinical & Experimental Medicine, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
  2. 2 Medicine, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Martin Brunel Whyte, Clinical & Experimental Medicine, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK; m.b.whyte{at}

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Lo et al 1 have examined the effects of waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), waist circumference (WC) and body mass index (BMI) on the risk of chronic diseases, all-cause mortality, cardiovascular and cancer mortality. They found positive associations with these measures of adiposity and cardiovascular outcomes. Of interest, the adjusted ORs for WHtR were greater than WC for the odds of hypertension, dyslipidaemia and …

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