BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 20 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1007

Alcohol consumption, serum low density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration, and risk of coronary heart disease

Two editorial errors and a typesetting error occurred in this paper by Hans Ole Hein and colleagues (23 March, pp 736-41). The last sentence in the penultimate paragraph under results (p 739) should have read: “This agrees with Rimm et al, who found that the use of strong spirits seemed to be more strongly associated than the use of wine with a decreased [not an increased] risk of ischaemic heart disease.” In table 3 the number (percentage) of men with no event should have read 287 (11) [not 287 (4)], and in table 5 the number (percentage) of men who died from all causes and regularly took medicine should have read 127 (48) [not 127 (40)].

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