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Response to ‘Screening for risk factors: if you liked it then you should have put a number on it’
  1. Roald Bahr
  1. Correspondence to Professor Roald Bahr, Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, P.O. Box 4014 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 806, Norway roald{at}

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I wholeheartedly agree with Drs McCunn and Meyer1 that we should not demonise athlete screening, nor should we abandon prospective cohort studies to improve our understanding of causative factors. As pointed out in my recent review,2 as well as in the 2009 International Olympic Committee consensus paper on periodic health evaluation of elite athletes, …

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