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Comment & Response
December 22, 2021

Lifestyle Modification Is Appropriate as Primary Prevention—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Cardiovascular Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • 2Program in Medical and Population Genetics and the Cardiovascular Disease Initiative, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 3Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Cardiol. 2022;7(2):232. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2021.5241

In Reply We thank Conte et al for their interest in our article.1 The intersection of clonal hematopoiesis (CH), diet, inflammation, and infectious risk indeed merits discussion and consideration. Conte et al highlight the potential that diet and CH may be contributing to enhanced inflammation, particularly in the context of increased risk of infections.

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