Height as marker of cardiometabolic risk; a combined analysis of two cohorts

Konstantinos Christou Gkouvas, Alexandra Foscolou, Demosthenes Panagiotakos


Aim: To investigate the association of height with cardiometabolic risk Methods: Standing adult height of the ATTICA study participants (n=1,128) and the Greek Caucasian MEDIS study participants (n=2,221), were investigated in relation to combined cardiometabolic risk (i.e., history of hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, hypertension and obesity) Results: Increase in height was inversely associated with cardiometabolic risk, history of hypercholesterolemia (p<0.001) and diabetes (p<0.05), after adjusting for various confounders; Conclusion: Among older people, increased standing height seems to be a determinant of cardiometabolic risk.



Cardiovascular Diseases; standing height; height, elderly

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23803/hja.v9i3.184

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