Size matters

SHORT men are more likely to have strokes than taller men, say researchers at the University of Bristol. Previous studies have been inconclusive, so Peter McCarron and his team looked at strokes caused by clogged blood vessels, rather than those by burst vessels. They analysed the medical histories of 4800 men between 45 and 59 years of age, including 264 who had had a stroke, and found a 16 per cent decrease in the risk of stroke for every 10-centimetre increase in height (Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, vol 54,
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