Tall people over 6ft 2in are much more likely to have develop deadly blood clots that lead to heart attacks

Being tall may have its shortcomings.

For researchers have found that greater height comes with increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.

A study of 2.7million people concluded taller men and women are far more likely to develop blood clots in their veins – a leading cause of heart problems.

The study, which also compared siblings to rule out genetic factors, found a direct correlation between height and risk of venous thromboembolism.

The taller someone is, the greater their risk.

The Swedish researchers examined two huge datasets – one for women and one for men – who were tracked for between 30 and 43 years.


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