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To the Editor
We read with great interest the recent report by Adabag et al.1 Among a large cohort of middle-aged adults (n=14 491 African American and white men and women; 55% female), baseline measures of obesity, including body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), were related to the incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD, 253 cases) over a 12.6-year follow-up. BMI was indirectly associated with SCD through its adverse effects on cardiovascular risk factors, diabetes and heart disease, whereas …
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