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Author Affiliations: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In Reply: The ERFC reported a meta-analysis of individual participant data involving 165 544 people in 37 prospective studies, showing that the addition of information on various lipid-related markers can slightly improve the prediction of first cardiovascular disease outcomes. We can confirm that these findings are accurate and valid. The relevant source material has been provided in the article (including its 38-page supplement) and cited design and methods reports.1,2
Di Angelantonio E, Gao P, Danesh J, Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration FT. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prediction Factors—Reply. JAMA. 2012;308(19):1969. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14045