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BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E200

From BMJ USA 2003;Mar:171

This section calls attention to new studies and systematic reviews selected by the Editor from journals published just as this issue went into production (approximately 2 months before publication). Studies are noted that might directly influence clinical practice decisions in primary care. Journals hand-searched for the Journal rack are: American Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, JAMA, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, JNCI, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics

Cardiovascular—A prospective cohort study of 38 077 male health professionals reported an inverse association between alcohol consumption (at least 3 to 4 times per week) and the risk of myocardial infarction. (Mukamal et al. N Engl J Med Jan 9, 2003;348:109–118.)

Cardiovascular—Data from the Framingham Heart Study indicate that a 20 mm Hg elevation in systolic blood pressure conferred a 56% increase in the risk of congestive heart failure. (Haider et al. Ann Intern Med Jan 7, 2003;138:10–16.)

Cardiovascular—A Danish trial involving 160 patients with type 2 diabetes found that an intensive multifactorial intervention aimed at glycemic control and cardiovascular risk modification resulted in a 53% reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease over a mean follow-up period of about 8 years. (GØde et al. N Engl J Med Jan 30, 2003;348:383–393.)

Endocrinologic—Data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System indicate that the prevalence of obesity and …

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