Body #height in young adult men and risk of #dementia later in adult life

… A total of 666,333 men, 70,608 brothers, and 7388 twin brothers born 1939–1959 and examined at the conscript board were followed in Danish nationwide registers (1969–2016). Cox regression models were applied to analyze the association between body height and dementia. Within-brothers and within-twin pair analyses were conducted to explore the role of shared familial factors including partly shared genetics. In total, 10,599 men were … Continue reading Body #height in young adult men and risk of #dementia later in adult life

Taller people have increased risk for developing atrial #fibrillation

Researchers found that the risk for AFib climbed as one’s height increased, with every one-inch increase in height translating to about a three percent increase in risk of Afib–independent of other clinical factors–as compared to those at average height (5 feet and 7 inches). “Our findings suggest it may be beneficial to incorporate height into risk-prediction tools for AFib,” said the study’s lead author Michael … Continue reading Taller people have increased risk for developing atrial #fibrillation