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Rick Shekelle-Tavia Gordon Exchange on Seminal Articles on CHD in Japanese and on the Risk of CHD in Relation to High-density Lipoprotein (HDL)

The letter, excerpted here, is Tavia Gordon’s reply to Rick Shekelle’s inquiry about how Tavia came to write two seminal papers in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, one on coronary deaths in Japanese men in Japan and in the United States, and the other on the predictive value of HDL-C.


Castelli, W. P., Cooper, G. R., Doyle, J. T., Garcia-Palmieri, M., Gordon, T. 1977. Distribution of triglyceride and total, LDL and HDL cholesterol in several populations: A cooperative lipoprotein phenotyping study. Journal of Chronic Diseases 30: 147-169.

Robertson, T. L., Kato, H., Gordon, T., et. Al. 1977. Epidemiologic studies of coronary heart disease and stroke in Japanese men living in Japan, Hawaii and California. Coronary heart disease risk factors in Japan and Hawaii. American Journal of Cardiology. 39: 244-9.

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