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Mortality from different causes associated with meat, heme iron, nitrates, and nitrites in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study: population based cohort study

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 09 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j1957

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Dear Dr. Degner,

Thanks for your reply. With all due respect, I disagree with you. Since you’re German, and since you mention Adolf Hitler’s vegetarian diet, as if to suggest that Hitler was a health nut, I wonder if you’re familiar with Norman Ohler’s recent book “High Hitler.” This book alleges that (a) Hitler was a junky and stoned out of his mind on cocaine, meth, and heroin; and (b) every soldier and bureaucrat in the Third Reich was fed a steady diet of crystal meth (Pertivin). Perhaps you should take the issue of addiction more seriously. Here are some links you might find interesting, including one in German:

Competing interests: No competing interests

15 May 2017
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA