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Dear Editor, Heart recently published a meta-analysis1 and a commentary2 on the association of obesity and mortality in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). Lavie2 begins his commentary with a story of two hypothetical patients with CHD. One has a body mass index (BMI) of 23 kg/m2 (normal) and the other has a BMI of 32 kg/m2 (obese). Lavie asks about their prognosis. The meta-analysis by Wang et al1 suggests that …
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