To the Editor We support the conclusion of Peltz et al1 in their recently published Research Letter that limiting the benefits provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to families that qualify based on categorical eligibility would harm those in need. Our work investigating the risk factors for sudden death, and the potential association of SNAP with mitigation of these determinants, is consistent with their recommendations.
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Davari D, Mirzaei M, Simpson RJ. Limiting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility May Increase Sudden Death. JAMA Intern Med. Published online July 06, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.1912
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