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Editor's Correspondence
March 11, 2002

Blood Pressure in Early Life and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality—Reply

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Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

Arch Intern Med. 2002;162(5):610-611. doi:

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We appreciate the positive comments of Drs McCarron, Okasha, McEwen, and Davey Smith regarding our publication. We are pleased that our report has stimulated their efforts to further analyze the Glasgow University data using cutpoints based on the JNC-VI,1 with findings similar to ours. Blood pressure measured in young adulthood predicts long-term risk for coronary, cardiovascular, and all-cause mortality.

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