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Time for doctors to practise what they preach and preach what they practise
  1. Fabian Sanchis-Gomar1,
  2. María Morán2,3,4,
  3. Alejandro Lucia1,5
  1. 1Research Institute of the Hospital 12 de Octubre (i+12), Madrid, Spain
  2. 2MITOLAB-CM
  3. 3Mitochondrial and Neuromuscular Diseases Laboratory, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre Research Institute (i+12), Madrid, Spain
  4. 4Spanish Network for Biomedical Research in Rare Diseases (CIBERER), U723, Madrid, Spain
  5. 5European University, Madrid, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, Instituto de Investigación Hospital 12 de Octubre i+12, Edificio actividades ambulatorias, 6ª planta, Avda de Córdoba s/n, Madrid 28041, España; fabian.sanchis{at}uv.es

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