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Socioeconomic status and cardiovascular disease risk
  1. J Mieczkowska,
  2. J Mosiewicz
  1. Department of Internal Disease Medical, University of Lublin, Poland
  1. Dr Jolanta Mieczkowska, Department of Internal Disease Medical, University of Lublin, Poland; jo.mie{at}

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To the Editor: We congratulate Dr A Steptoe and associates on their extensive epidemiological research concerning cardiovascular risk and its association with pathogen burden depending on socioeconomic status.1 Since the middle of the 20th century, cardiovascular risk in the populations of Europe and the United States has shown a reverse dependence on economic and professional status. Many researchers, including the authors of this study, have attempted to find …

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

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