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BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E229

From BMJ USA 2003;June337

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 cohort study of 3588 adults age 65 and older without known cardiovascular disease found that a high intake of cereal fiber was associated with a 21% reduction in the 9-year incidence of new cardiovascular events. (Mozaffarian et al. JAMA April 2, 2003;289:1659–1666.)

Cardiovascular—A randomized trial involving 8241 patients with hypertension and at least 1 other cardiovascular risk factor found no benefit from first-line therapy with controlled-onset extended-release verapamil compared with atenolol or hydrochlorothiazide. (Black and the CONVINCE Research Group. JAMA April 23–30, 2003;289:2073–2082.)

Cardiovascular—A randomized trial involving 810 adults who had hypertension and were not taking antihypertensive medication found that those who followed established recommendations for lifestyle modification did not achieve as great a reduction in blood pressure as …

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