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Study finds higher diabetes risk among shorter people

German researchers used a cohort of nearly 27,500 people, ages 35 to 65, and found that every additional 10 centimeters of height was associated with a 41% reduced type 2 diabetes risk in men and 33% reduced risk in women. The findings in Diabetologia also revealed that each additional 4 inches of height lowered the risk of diabetes by 86% and 67% among men and women who were not overweight, respectively.

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