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Long term mortality after starvation during the Leningrad siege: No evidence that starvation around puberty causes later cardiovascular disease

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:346
  1. C Bell, head (
  1. Department of physiology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland

EDITOR—In their study of survivors of the Leningrad siege Sparén et al present no evidence for a causal link between starvation around the age of puberty and later cardiovascular disease.1

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They allocate subjects to age groups 8 years or younger, 9-15 years, and 16-26 years on the basis of …

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