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Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes  

Shorter people are more likely than taller folks to have clogged heart arteries, and a new study says part of the reason lies in the genes. Doctors have known since the 1950s about the link between short stature and coronary artery disease, "but the reason behind this really hasn't been completely clear," says Nilesh Samani, a cardiologist at the University of Leicester in the U.K.

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Dr. Barry Sears

One of the problems of looking for genetic links is the corresponding lack of investigation of epigenetic factors that can affect those genes.

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