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Qi Sun, D.Sc., M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor in the Dept. of Nutrition
InstitutionHarvard School of Public Health
DepartmentNutrition
AddressHarvard School of Public Health
Bldg 2, Room 349A
655 Huntington Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/432-7490
Other Positions
TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionChanning Division of Network Medicine


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  1. Ley SH, Sun Q, Jimenez MC, Rexrode KM, Manson JE, Jensen MK, Rimm EB, Hu FB. Association between alcohol consumption and plasma fetuin-A and its contribution to incident type 2 diabetes in women. Diabetologia. 2014 Jan; 57(1):93-101.
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  2. Muraki I, Imamura F, Manson JE, Hu FB, Willett WC, van Dam RM, Sun Q. Fruit consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from three prospective longitudinal cohort studies. BMJ. 2013; 347:f5001.
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  3. Pan A, Sun Q, Bernstein AM, Manson JE, Willett WC, Hu FB. Changes in Red Meat Consumption and Subsequent Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Three Cohorts of US Men and Women. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 22; 173(14):1328-35.
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  4. Jiménez MC, Sun Q, Schürks M, Chiuve S, Hu FB, Manson JE, Rexrode KM. Low Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate is Associated With Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke Among Women. Stroke. 2013 Jul; 44(7):1784-9.
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  5. Sun Q, Kiernan UA, Shi L, Phillips DA, Kahn BB, Hu FB, Manson JE, Albert CM, Rexrode KM. Plasma Retinol-Binding Protein 4 (RBP4) Levels and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: A Prospective Analysis Among Women in the Nurses' Health Study. Circulation. 2013 May 14; 127(19):1938-47.
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  6. Zhang X, Hu EA, Wu H, Malik V, Sun Q. Associations of leg fat accumulation with adiposity-related biological factors and risk of metabolic syndrome. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Apr; 21(4):824-30.
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  7. Huang Q, Wu H, Nie L, Shi J, Lebenthal A, Chen J, Sun Q, Yang J, Huang L, Ye Q. Primary High-grade Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Esophagus: A Clinicopathologic and Immunohistochemical Study of 42 Resection Cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Apr; 37(4):467-83.
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  8. Chiuve SE, Sun Q, Curhan GC, Taylor EN, Spiegelman D, Willett WC, Manson JE, Rexrode KM, Albert CM. Dietary and plasma magnesium and risk of coronary heart disease among women. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013; 2(2):e000114.
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  9. Wu H, Ding EL, Toledo ET, Campos H, Baylin A, Hu FB, Sun Q. A novel fatty acid lipophilic index and risk of CHD in US men: the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Br J Nutr. 2013 Aug; 110(3):466-74.
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  10. Pan A, Chen M, Chowdhury R, Wu JH, Sun Q, Campos H, Mozaffarian D, Hu FB. a-Linolenic acid and risk of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Dec; 96(6):1262-73.
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  11. Sun Q, Cornelis MC, Manson JE, Hu FB. Plasma levels of fetuin-a and hepatic enzymes and risk of type 2 diabetes in women in the u.s. Diabetes. 2013 Jan; 62(1):49-55.
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  12. Etchin J, Sun Q, Kentsis A, Farmer A, Zhang ZC, Sanda T, Mansour MR, Barcelo C, McCauley D, Kauffman M, Shacham S, Christie AL, Kung AL, Rodig SJ, Chook YM, Look AT. Antileukemic activity of nuclear export inhibitors that spare normal hematopoietic cells. Leukemia. 2013 Jan; 27(1):66-74.
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  13. Huang Q, Shi J, Sun Q, Fan X, Feng A, Wu H, Zhou Q, Yu C, Mashimo H, Lauwers GY. Distal esophageal carcinomas in Chinese patients vary widely in histopathology, but adenocarcinomas remain rare. Hum Pathol. 2012 Dec; 43(12):2138-48.
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  14. Sun Q, Shi L, Prescott J, Chiuve SE, Hu FB, De Vivo I, Stampfer MJ, Franks PW, Manson JE, Rexrode KM. Healthy lifestyle and leukocyte telomere length in U.S. women. PLoS One. 2012; 7(5):e38374.
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  15. Sun Q, Grodstein F. Healthy ageing in women: is moderate drinking the secret ingredient? Maturitas. 2012 Jul; 72(3):173-4.
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  16. Sun Q. Author's reply to Naqvi and colleagues. BMJ. 2012; 344:e3097.
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  17. Pan A, Keum N, Okereke OI, Sun Q, Kivimaki M, Rubin RR, Hu FB. Bidirectional association between depression and metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies. Diabetes Care. 2012 May; 35(5):1171-80.
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  18. Sun Q, Pan A, Hu FB, Manson JE, Rexrode KM. 25-Hydroxyvitamin D levels and the risk of stroke: a prospective study and meta-analysis. Stroke. 2012 Jun; 43(6):1470-7.
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  19. Hu EA, Pan A, Malik V, Sun Q. White rice consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: meta-analysis and systematic review. BMJ. 2012; 344:e1454.
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  20. Pan A, Sun Q, Bernstein AM, Schulze MB, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC, Hu FB. Red meat consumption and mortality: results from 2 prospective cohort studies. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Apr 9; 172(7):555-63.
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  21. Wedick NM, Pan A, Cassidy A, Rimm EB, Sampson L, Rosner B, Willett W, Hu FB, Sun Q, van Dam RM. Dietary flavonoid intakes and risk of type 2 diabetes in US men and women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Apr; 95(4):925-33.
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  22. Pan A, Schernhammer ES, Sun Q, Hu FB. Rotating night shift work and risk of type 2 diabetes: two prospective cohort studies in women. PLoS Med. 2011 Dec; 8(12):e1001141.
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  23. Pan A, Sun Q, Okereke OI, Rexrode KM, Hu FB. Depression and risk of stroke morbidity and mortality: a meta-analysis and systematic review. JAMA. 2011 Sep 21; 306(11):1241-9.
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  24. Wedick NM, Brennan AM, Sun Q, Hu FB, Mantzoros CS, van Dam RM. Effects of caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee on biological risk factors for type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Nutr J. 2011; 10:93.
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  25. Sun Q, Townsend MK, Okereke OI, Rimm EB, Hu FB, Stampfer MJ, Grodstein F. Alcohol consumption at midlife and successful ageing in women: a prospective cohort analysis in the nurses' health study. PLoS Med. 2011 Sep; 8(9):e1001090.
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  26. Pan A, Okereke OI, Sun Q, Logroscino G, Manson JE, Willett WC, Ascherio A, Hu FB, Rexrode KM. Depression and incident stroke in women. Stroke. 2011 Oct; 42(10):2770-5.
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  27. Pan A, Sun Q, Bernstein AM, Schulze MB, Manson JE, Willett WC, Hu FB. Red meat consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: 3 cohorts of US adults and an updated meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Oct; 94(4):1088-96.
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  28. Pan A, Sun Q, Okereke OI, Rexrode KM, Rubin RR, Lucas M, Willett WC, Manson JE, Hu FB. Use of antidepressant medication and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from three cohorts of US adults. Diabetologia. 2012 Jan; 55(1):63-72.
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  29. Malik VS, Sun Q, van Dam RM, Rimm EB, Willett WC, Rosner B, Hu FB. Adolescent dairy product consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Sep; 94(3):854-61.
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  30. Sun Q, Shi L, Rimm EB, Giovannucci EL, Hu FB, Manson JE, Rexrode KM. Vitamin D intake and risk of cardiovascular disease in US men and women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Aug; 94(2):534-42.
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  31. Pan A, Sun Q, Czernichow S, Kivimaki M, Okereke OI, Lucas M, Manson JE, Ascherio A, Hu FB. Bidirectional association between depression and obesity in middle-aged and older women. Int J Obes (Lond). 2012 Apr; 36(4):595-602.
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  32. Fang Y, Fu XJ, Gu C, Xu P, Wang Y, Yu WR, Sun Q, Sun XJ, Yao M. Hydrogen-rich saline protects against acute lung injury induced by extensive burn in rat model. J Burn Care Res. 2011 May-Jun; 32(3):e82-91.
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  33. Pan A, Lucas M, Sun Q, van Dam RM, Franco OH, Willett WC, Manson JE, Rexrode KM, Ascherio A, Hu FB. Increased mortality risk in women with depression and diabetes mellitus. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011 Jan; 68(1):42-50.
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  34. Pan A, Lucas M, Sun Q, van Dam RM, Franco OH, Manson JE, Willett WC, Ascherio A, Hu FB. Bidirectional association between depression and type 2 diabetes mellitus in women. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Nov 22; 170(21):1884-91.
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  35. Sun Q, van Dam RM, Spiegelman D, Heymsfield SB, Willett WC, Hu FB. Comparison of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometric and anthropometric measures of adiposity in relation to adiposity-related biologic factors. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Dec 15; 172(12):1442-54.
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  36. Hivert MF, Sun Q, Shrader P, Mantzoros CS, Meigs JB, Hu FB. Higher adiponectin levels predict greater weight gain in healthy women in the Nurses' Health Study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Feb; 19(2):409-15.
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  37. Bernstein AM, Sun Q, Hu FB, Stampfer MJ, Manson JE, Willett WC. Major dietary protein sources and risk of coronary heart disease in women. Circulation. 2010 Aug 31; 122(9):876-83.
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  38. Sun Q, Hu FB, Grodstein F. Invited commentary--Physical activity benefits various aspects of healthy aging: Comment on "Physical activity at midlife and health-related quality of life in older men". Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jul 12; 170(13):1172-3.
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  39. Voight BF, Scott LJ, Steinthorsdottir V, Morris AP, Dina C, Welch RP, Zeggini E, Huth C, Aulchenko YS, Thorleifsson G, McCulloch LJ, Ferreira T, Grallert H, Amin N, Wu G, Willer CJ, Raychaudhuri S, McCarroll SA, Langenberg C, Hofmann OM, Dupuis J, Qi L, Segrè AV, van Hoek M, Navarro P, Ardlie K, Balkau B, Benediktsson R, Bennett AJ, Blagieva R, Boerwinkle E, Bonnycastle LL, Bengtsson Boström K, Bravenboer B, Bumpstead S, Burtt NP, Charpentier G, Chines PS, Cornelis M, Couper DJ, Crawford G, Doney AS, Elliott KS, Elliott AL, Erdos MR, Fox CS, Franklin CS, Ganser M, Gieger C, Grarup N, Green T, Griffin S, Groves CJ, Guiducci C, Hadjadj S, Hassanali N, Herder C, Isomaa B, Jackson AU, Johnson PR, Jørgensen T, Kao WH, Klopp N, Kong A, Kraft P, Kuusisto J, Lauritzen T, Li M, Lieverse A, Lindgren CM, Lyssenko V, Marre M, Meitinger T, Midthjell K, Morken MA, Narisu N, Nilsson P, Owen KR, Payne F, Perry JR, Petersen AK, Platou C, Proença C, Prokopenko I, Rathmann W, Rayner NW, Robertson NR, Rocheleau G, Roden M, Sampson MJ, Saxena R, Shields BM, Shrader P, Sigurdsson G, Sparsø T, Strassburger K, Stringham HM, Sun Q, Swift AJ, Thorand B, Tichet J, Tuomi T, van Dam RM, van Haeften TW, van Herpt T, van Vliet-Ostaptchouk JV, Walters GB, Weedon MN, Wijmenga C, Witteman J, Bergman RN, Cauchi S, Collins FS, Gloyn AL, Gyllensten U, Hansen T, Hide WA, Hitman GA, Hofman A, Hunter DJ, Hveem K, Laakso M, Mohlke KL, Morris AD, Palmer CN, Pramstaller PP, Rudan I, Sijbrands E, Stein LD, Tuomilehto J, Uitterlinden A, Walker M, Wareham NJ, Watanabe RM, Abecasis GR, Boehm BO, Campbell H, Daly MJ, Hattersley AT, Hu FB, Meigs JB, Pankow JS, Pedersen O, Wichmann HE, Barroso I, Florez JC, Frayling TM, Groop L, Sladek R, Thorsteinsdottir U, Wilson JF, Illig T, Froguel P, van Duijn CM, Stefansson K, Altshuler D, Boehnke M, McCarthy MI. Twelve type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci identified through large-scale association analysis. Nat Genet. 2010 Jul; 42(7):579-89.
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  40. Sun Q, Spiegelman D, van Dam RM, Holmes MD, Malik VS, Willett WC, Hu FB. White rice, brown rice, and risk of type 2 diabetes in US men and women. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jun 14; 170(11):961-9.
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  41. Qi L, Cornelis MC, Kraft P, Stanya KJ, Linda Kao WH, Pankow JS, Dupuis J, Florez JC, Fox CS, Paré G, Sun Q, Girman CJ, Laurie CC, Mirel DB, Manolio TA, Chasman DI, Boerwinkle E, Ridker PM, Hunter DJ, Meigs JB, Lee CH, Hu FB, van Dam RM. Genetic variants at 2q24 are associated with susceptibility to type 2 diabetes. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Jul 1; 19(13):2706-15.
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  42. Sun Q, Cornelis MC, Kraft P, Qi L, van Dam RM, Girman CJ, Laurie CC, Mirel DB, Gong H, Sheu CC, Christiani DC, Hunter DJ, Mantzoros CS, Hu FB. Genome-wide association study identifies polymorphisms in LEPR as determinants of plasma soluble leptin receptor levels. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 May 1; 19(9):1846-55.
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  43. He M, Cornelis MC, Kraft P, van Dam RM, Sun Q, Laurie CC, Mirel DB, Chasman DI, Ridker PM, Hunter DJ, Hu FB, Qi L. Genome-wide association study identifies variants at the IL18-BCO2 locus associated with interleukin-18 levels. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010 Apr; 30(4):885-90.
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  44. Qi L, Cornelis MC, Kraft P, Jensen M, van Dam RM, Sun Q, Girman CJ, Laurie CC, Mirel DB, Hunter DJ, Rimm E, Hu FB. Genetic variants in ABO blood group region, plasma soluble E-selectin levels and risk of type 2 diabetes. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 May 1; 19(9):1856-62.
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  45. Sun Q, Townsend MK, Okereke OI, Franco OH, Hu FB, Grodstein F. Physical activity at midlife in relation to successful survival in women at age 70 years or older. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jan 25; 170(2):194-201.
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  46. Siri-Tarino PW, Sun Q, Hu FB, Krauss RM. Saturated fat, carbohydrate, and cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Mar; 91(3):502-9.
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  47. Siri-Tarino PW, Sun Q, Hu FB, Krauss RM. Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Mar; 91(3):535-46.
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  48. van 't Riet E, Dekker JM, Sun Q, Nijpels G, Hu FB, van Dam RM. Role of adiposity and lifestyle in the relationship between family history of diabetes and 20-year incidence of type 2 diabetes in U.S. women. Diabetes Care. 2010 Apr; 33(4):763-7.
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  49. Sun Q, van Dam RM, Meigs JB, Franco OH, Mantzoros CS, Hu FB. Leptin and soluble leptin receptor levels in plasma and risk of type 2 diabetes in U.S. women: a prospective study. Diabetes. 2010 Mar; 59(3):611-8.
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  50. Fargnoli JL, Sun Q, Olenczuk D, Qi L, Zhu Y, Hu FB, Mantzoros CS. Resistin is associated with biomarkers of inflammation while total and high-molecular weight adiponectin are associated with biomarkers of inflammation, insulin resistance, and endothelial function. Eur J Endocrinol. 2010 Feb; 162(2):281-8.
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  51. Sun Q, Townsend MK, Okereke OI, Franco OH, Hu FB, Grodstein F. Adiposity and weight change in mid-life in relation to healthy survival after age 70 in women: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2009; 339:b3796.
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  52. Hivert MF, Sun Q, Shrader P, Mantzoros CS, Meigs JB, Hu FB. Circulating IL-18 and the risk of type 2 diabetes in women. Diabetologia. 2009 Oct; 52(10):2101-8.
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  53. Sun Q, van Dam RM, Willett WC, Hu FB. Prospective study of zinc intake and risk of type 2 diabetes in women. Diabetes Care. 2009 Apr; 32(4):629-34.
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  54. Sun Q, Ma J, Rifai N, Franco OH, Rexrode KM, Hu FB. Excessive body iron stores are not associated with risk of coronary heart disease in women. J Nutr. 2008 Dec; 138(12):2436-41.
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  55. Heidemann C, Sun Q, van Dam RM, Meigs JB, Zhang C, Tworoger SS, Mantzoros CS, Hu FB. Total and high-molecular-weight adiponectin and resistin in relation to the risk for type 2 diabetes in women. Ann Intern Med. 2008 Sep 2; 149(5):307-16.
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  56. Sun Q, Ma J, Campos H, Rexrode KM, Albert CM, Mozaffarian D, Hu FB. Blood concentrations of individual long-chain n-3 fatty acids and risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Jul; 88(1):216-23.
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  57. Sun Q, Ma J, Campos H, Hu FB. Plasma and erythrocyte biomarkers of dairy fat intake and risk of ischemic heart disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Oct; 86(4):929-37.
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  58. Sun Q, Ma J, Campos H, Hankinson SE, Hu FB. Comparison between plasma and erythrocyte fatty acid content as biomarkers of fatty acid intake in US women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jul; 86(1):74-81.
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  59. Sun Q, Ma J, Campos H, Hankinson SE, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ, Rexrode KM, Willett WC, Hu FB. A prospective study of trans fatty acids in erythrocytes and risk of coronary heart disease. Circulation. 2007 Apr 10; 115(14):1858-65.
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  60. Liu Y, Rao K, Hu TW, Sun Q, Mao Z. Cigarette smoking and poverty in China. Soc Sci Med. 2006 Dec; 63(11):2784-90.
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