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Relative risks should not have been adjusted for body mass index

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1259
  1. Arne Astrup
  1. Director Research Department of Human Nutrition, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, 1958 Frederiksberg, Denmark

    EDITOR,—In their prospective study of 43 757 health professionals in the United States, Alberto Ascherio and colleagues found that the multivariate relative risk of myocardial infarction was increased to 1.22 (95% confidence interval 0.96 to 1.56) and that of fatal coronary heart disease was increased to 2.21 (1.38 to 3.54) for …

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