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To the Editor:
The article by Ukai et al 1 evaluated the correlations between habitual tub bathing patterns and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. This research concluded that habitual tub bathing can be beneficial in preventing coronary heart disease and stroke. We noticed that in the analysis between habitual tub bathing and stroke, the salutary effects were most significant for intracerebral haemorrhage, while the beneficial effect in preventing cerebral infarction was not that clear. …
YY and F-LZ contributed equally.
Contributors Conception and design: YYu, F-LZ, Z-NG and YYang; drafting the article: YYu; revision of the article critically for intellectual content: F-LZ, Z-NG and YYang; final approval of the version to be published: YYu, F-LZ, Z-NG and YYang.
Funding This project was supported by the National Key R&D Program of China (2016YFC1301600), JLUSTIRT (2017TD-12) and Jilin Provincial Key Laboratory (20190901005JC) to Yi Yang.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient and public involvement Patients and/or the public were not involved in the design, conduct, reporting or dissemination plans of this research.
Patient consent for publication Not required.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
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