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August 5, 1998

Relationship of Dietary Folate and Vitamin B6With Coronary Heart Disease in Women

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Margaret A.WinkerMDIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;280(5):417-419. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-5-jbk0805

To the Editor.—The study by Dr Rimm and colleagues1 is a welcome contribution to testing the validity of theories of homocysteine involvement in arteriosclerosis. As the study also touches on the interplay of alcohol consumption with folate intake, additional data are presented on relative risk (RR) reduction of CHD at various alcohol- and folate-intake levels. However, the figure (on page 363) drawn from such additional data does not reflect the results expected based on information in the text.

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