Re: Efficacy of vitamin and antioxidant supplements in prevention of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials: [eletter]

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Abstract

The vitamin and antioxidant review by Myung et al. [1] has severe shortcomings.
1) The study-level meta-analysis suffers from the ecological fallacy
2) The authors are combining apples and oranges
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ : British Medical Journal
ISSN0959-535X
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2013
MoE publication typeB1 Journal article

Fields of Science

  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health

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