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Sixty seconds on . . . doughnuts

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 27 April 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1670

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  1. Abi Rimmer
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Mmmm, doughnuts . . .

Yes, they are a tasty snack—but these sweet treats have caused a bit of a stir on social media recently.

Hole-d on, what’s happened?

The whole debacle kicked off when cardiologist Aseem Malhotra responded to a tweet from the Royal Free London which was thanking Krispy Kreme for a delivery of 1500 doughnuts for staff at their Barnet Hospital.1

So his response wasn’t sugar coated?

Not quite. He called the tweet “absolutely …

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