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          A printing error occurred in the Readers’ Comments section of the July 1, 2004, issue of the AJC (page 149) entitled, “The Metabolic Syndrome, Formerly Called Metabolic ‘Syndrome X’” by Tsung O. Cheng, MD. In reference 12, the page number should be “e180,” not “e80.” The correct completed reference should read: “Cheng TO. Metabolic syndrome in China. Circulation 2004;109:e180.”
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