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Fig. 2

From: Adult height and risk of 50 diseases: a combined epidemiological and genetic analysis

Fig. 2

Risk of disease by quartiles of weighted genetic score for height. Legend: CAD coronary artery disease, VTE venous thromboembolism, AF atrial fibrillation, IDD intervertebral disc disorder and GORD gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Associations by quartile of weighted genetic score for height are shown for the 12 diseases which showed an association with genetically determined height (Bonferroni p value < 0.05). Individuals in quartile 1 (Q1) (reference quartile) carry the least number, and Q4 carry the highest number of height-increasing alleles. p values for trends (GORD Ptrend = 0.003, colorectal cancer Ptrend = 0.003 and breast cancer Ptrend = 0.010, all other diseases Ptrend < 0.001

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