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Incorrect statistical method in parallel-groups RCT led to unsubstantiated conclusions

Overview of attention for article published in Lipids in Health and Disease, April 2016
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Title
Incorrect statistical method in parallel-groups RCT led to unsubstantiated conclusions
Published in
Lipids in Health and Disease, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12944-016-0242-3
Pubmed ID
Authors

David B. Allison, Lisa H. Antoine, Brandon J. George

Abstract

The article by Aiso et al. titled "Compared with the intake of commercial vegetable juice, the intake of fresh fruit and komatsuna (Brassica rapa L. var perviridis) juice mixture reduces serum cholesterol in middle-aged men: a randomized controlled pilot study" does not meet the expected standards of Lipids in Health and Disease. Although the article concludes that there are some significant benefits to their komatsuna juice mixture, these claims are not supported by the statistical analyses used. An incorrect procedure was used to compare the differences in two treatment groups over time, and a large number of outcomes were tested without correction; both issues are known to produce high rates of false positives, making the conclusions of the study unjustified. The study also fails to follow published journal standards regarding clinical trial registration and reporting.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 20 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 25%
Student > Bachelor 3 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 15%
Researcher 2 10%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 15%
Sports and Recreations 3 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 10%
Psychology 2 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 5%
Other 5 25%
Unknown 4 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 July 2019.
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#4,674,091
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Outputs from Lipids in Health and Disease
#305
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#85,346
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