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Short people got no reason – to read too much into the shortness – heart risk story

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“Short people have higher heart risk” screams the headline on, treating it as a statement of fact.

“Shortness Boosts Heart Disease, Death Risk” is the headline in a HealthDay story seen on Wrong.

Such a study as the one being described can only establish association; it CANNOT prove causation. So it is wrong to say short people have higher risk. It is wrong to say shortness boosts risk.

Blogger and cardiac electrophysiologist Wes Fisher beat me to the punch by

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