Is height associated with cardiovascular risk in Chinese adults?

  title={Is height associated with cardiovascular risk in Chinese adults?},
  author={C Mary Schooling and G Neil Thomas and Gabriel M. Leung and Sai Yin Ho and Edward Janus and Tai Hing Lam},
  volume={18 2},
BACKGROUND Better childhood conditions, proxied by greater height, are usually protective against ischemic heart disease in western countries. These relations are less evident in other settings. METHODS We used multivariable logistic regression to examine the relation of height to the metabolic syndrome and its components in a rapidly developed Asian population using a representative, cross-sectional Hong Kong Chinese sample of 2860 adults from 1994 to 1996. RESULTS Height was inversely… CONTINUE READING

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