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Reply to ‘Marital status and risk of cardiovascular diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis’
  1. Paul R Carter1,
  2. Deepthi Lavu2,
  3. Rahul Potluri2
  1. 1 Cambridge Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2 ACALM Study Unit in collaboration with Aston Medical School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rahul Potluri, ACALM Study Unit in collaboration with Aston Medical School, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK; rahulpotluri{at}outlook.com

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To the Editor

We would like to congratulate Wong et al 1 for their comprehensive work on the important issue of the impact of marital status on cardiovascular disease, showing the protective effect of marriage and detrimental effect of divorce on cardiac health. The main strength of this study is the 2 million participants despite a robust study design that included only prospective studies.

Naturally, the ability for such a well-designed meta-analysis to achieve large participant numbers is …

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