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Long-Term Interleukin-6 Levels and Subsequent Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: Two New Prospective Studies and a Systematic Review

  • John Danesh equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: John Danesh, Stephen Kaptoge

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: john.danesh@phpc.cam.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Stephen Kaptoge equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: John Danesh, Stephen Kaptoge

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Andrea G Mann,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Nadeem Sarwar,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Angela Wood,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Sara B Angleman,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Frances Wensley,

    Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Julian P. T Higgins,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit and Public Health Genetics Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Lucy Lennon,

    Affiliation: Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free University College London Medical School, London, United Kingdom

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  • Gudny Eiriksdottir,

    Affiliations: Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland, University of Iceland, Kopavogur, Iceland

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  • Ann Rumley,

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • Peter H Whincup,

    Affiliation: Division of Community Health Sciences, St George's, University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Gordon D. O Lowe,

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • Vilmundur Gudnason

    Affiliations: Icelandic Heart Association, Kopavogur, Iceland, University of Iceland, Kopavogur, Iceland

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  • Published: April 08, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050078

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