2006-12-11 Height Loss Tied to Heart Disease in Men

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A study of older British men finds that those who shrink in height by about an inch or more over 20 years are more likely to die earlier than other men. Those men also have a greater risk of heart disease.

Scant research had been done previously on the health effects of height loss during aging, except for the extreme bone loss of osteoporosis.

Height loss "may well be another marker of declining health in the elderly," said study co-author Goya Wannamethee, an epidemiologist at Royal Free & University College Medical School in London.(Read entire article)

2006-12-12 Height Loss In Men Linked To Heart Disease And Early Death

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According to a new research, excess shrinking of height in men with age, increases the risk of an early death. The study of older British men found that people who shrink in height by about an inch or more are more likely to die earlier than other men. They also have a greater risk of heart disease.

The study also found that height loss may be another marker of declining health in the elderly. Height loss is always accompanied by other evidence of frailty and weakness, such as weight loss, breathing trouble, loss of mobility and musculoskeletal problems, like arthritis. (Read entire article)