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After analyzing all 52 studies, Paajanen found an increased risk for health problems and earlier death for the shortest group compared to the tallest.
- Short stature increased the risk of heart disease illness and death by 1.5 times.
- Short men had a 37% increased risk for dying from any cause, and short women a 55% increased risk.
- Both short men and short women had a 52% increased risk of having a heart attack.