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After the French paradox comes the Italian enigma

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 04 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1064
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Frequent consumers of Italian pizza had less than half the risk of an acute myocardial infarction compared with those eating pizza only occasionally, says a research article in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2004:58;1543-6). Even those who ate fewer than four portions a month seemed to gain some protection.

    The hospital based, case-control study in Milan was based on 507 cases aged 25 to 79 with a first episode …

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