Divergent associations of height with cardiometabolic disease and cancer: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and global implications.

@article{Stefan2016DivergentAO,
  title={Divergent associations of height with cardiometabolic disease and cancer: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and global implications.},
  author={Norbert Stefan and Hans-Ulrich H{\"a}ring and Frank B Hu and Matthias B Schulze},
  journal={The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology},
  year={2016},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={457-67}
}
Among chronic non-communicable diseases, cardiometabolic diseases and cancer are the most important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although high BMI and waist circumference, as estimates of total and abdominal fat mass, are now accepted as predictors of the increasing incidence of these diseases, adult height, which also predicts mortality, has been neglected. Interestingly, increasing evidence suggests that height is associated with lower cardiometabolic risk, but higher cancer… CONTINUE READING
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