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Correction

Correction - Serum cholesterol level and mortality in U.S. men

ACP J Club. 1993 May-June;118:94. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-1993-118-3-094

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• Corrected Abstract or Commentary: Serum cholesterol level and mortality in U.S. men.



Dr. M. Muldoon, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, author of the commentary, wrote to inform us that 2 changes were needed to correct the abstract and commentary (1). In the Main Results of the abstract, the sixth sentence should read: The lowest [cholesterol] level was also associated with a higher risk for death from cancer of the liver, pancreas, lung, lymphatic, and hematopoietic system.

The second sentence of the third paragraph of the commentary should read as follows: Neaton and colleagues' study of screenees for the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial is the largest of its kind, having several hundred thousand participants and over 20 000 deaths to study.


References

1. Serum cholesterol level and mortality in U.S. men [Abstract]. ACP J Club. 1993 Jan-Feb;118:22. Abstract of: Neaton JD, Blackburn H, Jacobs D, et al. Serum cholesterol level and mortality findings for men screened in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial. Arch Intern Med. 1992;152:1490-500.