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Fibrinogen, social position, and “Mendelian randomisation”
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    • John Macleod, Senior Lecturer
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      • George Davey Smith

    Dear Editor

    Jousilahti and Salomaa appear unhappy with our response to their paper on the social patterning of serum inflammatory markers.

    First they feel that we have misinterpreted their findings and conclusions. We fail to see how. They found (as others have) that social disadvantage was associated with increased inflammation – as indexed by markers such as higher fibrinogen - and that this association...

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