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Letter to the Editor

Editor, – It is interesting to see the ‘polypill’ surface again(Aust Prescr 2014;37:82-6). In 2004, the BMJ published a study that showed the ‘polymeal’, a combined meal of seven food components, could limit cardiovascular mortality by 75% and was at least equivalent in effect to the polypill. The study’s conclusion was ‘Finding happiness in a frugal, active lifestyle can spare us a future of pills and hypochondria’.

John Marley
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Science
University of Queensland