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Henschel B, Dickinson SL, Allison DB. Errors in meta-analysis should be corrected in "Critical appraisal for low-carbohydrate diet in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Review and meta-analyses". Clin Nutr. 2021 Jun 9;40(7):4535-4536. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2021.05.022. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34229256; NIHMSID:NIHMS1715323.
Chen X, Naaman K, Dickinson SL, Brown AW, Allison DB. Calculation and data errors require correcting. Comment on "The effect of green coffee extract supplementation on anthropometric measures in adults: A comprehensive systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials". Complement Ther Med. 2021 May;58:102685. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2021.102685. Epub 2021 Feb 16. PubMed PMID: 33607214; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8202092.
Tahir MJ, Ejima K, Li P, Demerath EW, Allison DB, Fields DA. Associations of breastfeeding or formula feeding with infant anthropometry and body composition at 6 months. Matern Child Nutr. 2021 Apr;17(2):e13105. doi: 10.1111/mcn.13105. Epub 2020 Nov 3. PubMed PMID: 33145993; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7988875.
Kroeger CM, Ejima K, Hannon BA, Halliday TM, McComb B, Teran-Garcia M, Dawson JA, King DB, Brown AW, Allison DB. Persistent confusion in nutrition and obesity research about the validity of classic nonparametric tests in the presence of heteroscedasticity: evidence of the problem and valid alternatives. Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Mar 11;113(3):517-524. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa357. PubMed PMID: 33515017; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7948897.
Amiri M, Raeisi-Dehkordi H, Vorland CJ, Chen X, Brown AW, Allison DB. Double-counting of effect sizes and inappropriate exclusion of studies in "The influence of vitamin D supplementation on IGF-1 levels in humans: A systematic review and meta-analysis". Ageing Res Rev. 2021 Mar;66:101236. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2020.101236. Epub 2020 Dec 15. PubMed PMID: 33338606.
Brown AW, Kaiser KA, Keitt A, Fontaine K, Gibson M, Gower BA, Shikany JM, Vorland CJ, Beitz DC, Bier DM, Brenna JT, Jacobs DR Jr, Kris-Etherton P, Maki K, Miller M, St-Onge MP, Teran-Garcia M, Allison DB. Science dialogue mapping of knowledge and knowledge gaps related to the effects of dairy intake on human cardiovascular health and disease. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2021;61(2):179-195. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2020.1722941. Epub 2020 Feb 19. PubMed PMID: 32072820; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7434715.
Peos J, Brown AW, Vorland CJ, Allison DB, Sainsbury A. Contrary to the Conclusions Stated in the Paper, Only Dry Fat-Free Mass Was Different between Groups upon Reanalysis. Comment on: "Intermittent Energy Restriction Attenuates the Loss of Fat-Free Mass in Resistance Trained Individuals. A Randomized Controlled Trial". J Funct Morphol Kinesiol. 2020 Nov 20;5(4). doi: 10.3390/jfmk5040085. PubMed PMID: 33467300; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7739336.
Vorland CJ, Bohan Brown MM, Kyle TK, Brown AW. Overstated Claims of Efficacy and Safety. Comment On: "Optimal Nutritional Status for a Well-Functioning Immune System Is an Important Factor to Protect Against Viral Infections". Nutrients 2020, 12, 1181. Nutrients. 2020 Sep 3;12(9). doi: 10.3390/nu12092690. PubMed PMID: 32899222; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7551966.
Golzarri-Arroyo L, Vorland CJ, Thabane L, Oakes JM, Hunt ET, Brown AW, Allison DB. Incorrect design and analysis render conclusion unsubstantiated: comment on "A digital movement in the world of inactive children: favourable outcomes of playing active video games in a pilot randomized trial". Eur J Pediatr. 2020 Sep;179(9):1487-1488. doi: 10.1007/s00431-020-03590-y. Epub 2020 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 32078037; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7415517.
Vorland CJ, Mattey-Mora PP, Mestre LM, Chen X, Dickinson SL, Brown AW, Allison DB. Errors or Irreproducibility in Effect Size Calculations and Incomplete Reporting of Results in "Systematic Review of the Effects of Blueberry on Cognitive Performance as We Age". J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2020 Jul 13;75(8):e24-e26. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glaa041. PubMed PMID: 32090247; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7357584.
Golzarri-Arroyo L, Chen X, Dickinson SL, Short KR, Thompson DM, Allison DB. Corrected analysis of 'Using financial incentives to promote physical activity in American Indian adolescents: A randomized controlled trial' confirms conclusions. PLoS One. 2020;15(6):e0233273. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233273. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 32492041; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7269611.
Ejima K, Brown AW, Smith DL Jr, Beyaztas U, Allison DB. Murine genetic models of obesity: type I error rates and the power of commonly used analyses as assessed by plasmode-based simulation. Int J Obes (Lond). 2020 Jun;44(6):1440-1449. doi: 10.1038/s41366-020-0554-2. Epub 2020 Feb 25. PubMed PMID: 32099106; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7261642.
Golzarri-Arroyo L, Oakes JM, Brown AW, Allison DB. Incorrect Analyses of Cluster-Randomized Trials that Do Not Take Clustering and Nesting into Account Likely Lead to p-Values that Are Too Small. Child Obes. 2020 Mar;16(2):65-66. doi: 10.1089/chi.2019.0142. PubMed PMID: 32078372; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7047086.
Mestre LM, Dickinson SL, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Brown AW, Allison DB. Data anomalies and apparent reporting errors in 'Randomized controlled trial testing weight loss and abdominal obesity outcomes of moxibustion'. Biomed Eng Online. 2020 Feb 18;19(1):11. doi: 10.1186/s12938-020-0753-z. PubMed PMID: 32070356; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7029490.
Lappan SN, Brown AW, Hendricks PS. Dropout rates of in-person psychosocial substance use disorder treatments: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction. 2020 Feb;115(2):201-217. doi: 10.1111/add.14793. Epub 2019 Nov 6. PubMed PMID: 31454123.
Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Ejima K, Mayo-Wilson E, Valdez D, Allison DB. Toward fulfilling the aspirational goal of science as self-correcting: A call for editorial courage and diligence for error correction. Eur J Clin Invest. 2020 Feb;50(2):e13190. doi: 10.1111/eci.13190. Epub 2020 Jan 18. PubMed PMID: 31788792; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7422661.
Ejima K, Dickinson SL, Brown AW, Yanovski JA, Kaiser KA, Hall KD, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. Exceptional Reported Effects and Data Anomalies Merit Explanation from "A randomized controlled trial of coordination exercise on cognitive function in obese adolescents" by. Psychol Sport Exerc. 2020 Jan;46. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2019.101604. Epub 2019 Oct 20. PubMed PMID: 32351324; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7189777.
Brown AW, Altman DG, Baranowski T, Bland JM, Dawson JA, Dhurandhar NV, Dowla S, Fontaine KR, Gelman A, Heymsfield SB, Jayawardene W, Keith SW, Kyle TK, Loken E, Oakes JM, Stevens J, Thomas DM, Allison DB. Childhood obesity intervention studies: A narrative review and guide for investigators, authors, editors, reviewers, journalists, and readers to guard against exaggerated effectiveness claims. Obes Rev. 2019 Nov;20(11):1523-1541. doi: 10.1111/obr.12923. Epub 2019 Aug 19. Review. PubMed PMID: 31426126; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7436851.
Ejima K, Brown AW, Schoeller DA, Heymsfield SB, Nelson EJ, Allison DB. Does exclusion of extreme reporters of energy intake (the "Goldberg cutoffs") reliably reduce or eliminate bias in nutrition studies? Analysis with illustrative associations of energy intake with health outcomes. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 Nov 1;110(5):1231-1239. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz198. PubMed PMID: 31504097; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6821551.
Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Allison DB. Spin in the abstract in "Impact of motivational interviewing on outcomes of an adolescent obesity treatment: Results from the MI Values randomized controlled pilot trial". Clin Obes. 2019 Oct;9(5):e12332. doi: 10.1111/cob.12332. Epub 2019 Aug 4. PubMed PMID: 31379061; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6718333.
Tekwe CD, Zoh RS, Yang M, Carroll RJ, Honvoh G, Allison DB, Benden M, Xue L. Instrumental variable approach to estimating the scalar-on-function regression model with measurement error with application to energy expenditure assessment in childhood obesity. Stat Med. 2019 Sep 10;38(20):3764-3781. doi: 10.1002/sim.8179. Epub 2019 Jun 20. PubMed PMID: 31222793; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6684443.
Golzarri-Arroyo L, Dickinson SL, Allison DB. Replacement of dropouts may bias results: Comment on "The effect of green tea ointment on episiotomy pain and wound healing in primiparous women: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial". Phytother Res. 2019 Aug;33(8):1955-1956. doi: 10.1002/ptr.6394. Epub 2019 Jun 13. PubMed PMID: 31192504; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8240096.
Jayawardene WP, Brown AW, Dawson JA, Kahathuduwa CN, McComb B, Allison DB. Conditioning on "study" is essential for valid inference when combining individual data from multiple randomized controlled trials: a comment on Reesor et al's School-based weight management program curbs summer weight gain among low-income Hispanic middle school students. J Sch Health. 2019;89(1):59-67. J Sch Health. 2019 Jul;89(7):515-518. doi: 10.1111/josh.12777. Epub 2019 May 3. PubMed PMID: 31049962; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6684232.
Kroeger CM, Brown AW, Allison DB. Differences in Nominal Significance (DINS) Error leads to invalid conclusions: Letter regarding, "Diet enriched with fresh coconut decreases blood glucose levels and body weight in normal adults". J Complement Integr Med. 2019 Jun 12;16(2). doi: 10.1515/jcim-2018-0037. PubMed PMID: 31199765; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6957306.
Vorland CJ, Brown AW, Dickinson SL, Gelman A, Allison DB. The Implementation of Randomization Requires Corrected Analyses. Comment on “Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder—A Randomized, Controlled 12-Month Trial, Nutrients Nutrients 2018, 10, 369”. Nutrients. 2019 May 21;11(5). doi: 10.3390/nu11051126. PubMed PMID: 31117190; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6566629.
Dickinson SL, Golzarri-Arroyo L, Brown AW, McComb B, Kahathuduwa CN, Allison DB. Change in study randomization allocation needs to be included in statistical analysis: comment on 'Randomized controlled trial of weight loss versus usual care on telomere length in women with breast cancer: the lifestyle, exercise, and nutrition (LEAN) study'. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 May;175(1):263-264. doi: 10.1007/s10549-019-05155-6. Epub 2019 Feb 5. PubMed PMID: 30721442; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6494688.
Wood AC, Wren JD, Allison DB. The Need for Greater Rigor in Childhood Nutrition and Obesity Research. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Apr 1;173(4):311-312. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.0015. PubMed PMID: 30801651; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8259342.
Murillo AL, Affuso O, Peterson CM, Li P, Wiener HW, Tekwe CD, Allison DB. Illustration of Measurement Error Models for Reducing Bias in Nutrition and Obesity Research Using 2-D Body Composition Data. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 Mar;27(3):489-495. doi: 10.1002/oby.22387. Epub 2019 Jan 22. PubMed PMID: 30672124; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6389422.
Dickinson SL, Brown AW, Mehta T, Heymsfield SB, Ebbeling CB, Ludwig DS, Allison DB. Incorrect analyses were used in "Different enteral nutrition formulas have no effect on glucose homeostasis but on diet-induced thermogenesis in critically ill medical patients: a randomized controlled trial" and corrected analyses are requested. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2019 Jan;73(1):152-153. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0197-8. Epub 2018 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 29946116; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6310101.
Wijayatunga NN, Ironuma B, Dawson JA, Rusinovich B, Myers CA, Cardel M, Pavela G, Martin CK, Allison DB, Dhurandhar EJ. Subjective social status is associated with compensation for large meals - A prospective pilot study. Appetite. 2019 Jan 1;132:249-256. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.07.031. Epub 2018 Jul 29. PubMed PMID: 30059770; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6444908.
Dawson JA, Brown AW, Allison DB. The stated conclusions are contradicted by the data, based on inappropriate statistics, and should be corrected: comment on 'intervention for childhood obesity based on parents only or parents and child compared with follow-up alone'. Pediatr Obes. 2018 Nov;13(11):656-657. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12431. Epub 2018 Aug 9. PubMed PMID: 30092611; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6203607.
Hannon BA, Thomas DM, Siu C, Allison DB. The claim that effectiveness has been demonstrated in the Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health (PEACH) childhood obesity intervention is unsubstantiated by the data. Br J Nutr. 2018 Oct;120(8):958-959. doi: 10.1017/S0007114518002234. Epub 2018 Aug 30. PubMed PMID: 30160224; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6160335.
Kahathuduwa CN, Thomas DM, Siu C, Allison DB. Unaccounted for regression to the mean renders conclusion of article titled "Uric acid lowering in relation to HbA1c reductions with the SGLT2 inhibitor tofogliflozin" unsubstantiated. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2018 Aug;20(8):2039-2040. doi: 10.1111/dom.13323. Epub 2018 May 3. PubMed PMID: 29660244; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6043394.
Speakman JR, Loos RJF, O'Rahilly S, Hirschhorn JN, Allison DB. GWAS for BMI: a treasure trove of fundamental insights into the genetic basis of obesity. Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 Aug;42(8):1524-1531. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0147-5. Epub 2018 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 29980761; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6115287.
Heo M, Nair SR, Wylie-Rosett J, Faith MS, Pietrobelli A, Glassman NR, Martin SN, Dickinson S, Allison DB. Trial Characteristics and Appropriateness of Statistical Methods Applied for Design and Analysis of Randomized School-Based Studies Addressing Weight-Related Issues: A Literature Review. J Obes. 2018;2018:8767315. doi: 10.1155/2018/8767315. eCollection 2018. Review. PubMed PMID: 30046468; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6036807.
Hall KD, Schoeller DA, Brown AW. Reducing Calories to Lose Weight. JAMA. 2018 Jun 12;319(22):2336-2337. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.4257. PubMed PMID: 29896621.
George BJ, Li P, Lieberman HR, Pavela G, Brown AW, Fontaine KR, Jeansonne MM, Dutton GR, Idigo AJ, Parman MA, Rubin DB, Allison DB. Randomization to randomization probability: Estimating treatment effects under actual conditions of use. Psychol Methods. 2018 Jun;23(2):337-350. doi: 10.1037/met0000138. Epub 2017 Apr 13. PubMed PMID: 28406674; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5640450.
Ejima K, Thomas DM, Allison DB. A Mathematical Model for Predicting Obesity Transmission with Both Genetic and Nongenetic Heredity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 May;26(5):927-933. doi: 10.1002/oby.22135. Epub 2018 Mar 25. PubMed PMID: 29575611; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5916034.
Ejima K, Pavela G, Li P, Allison DB. Generalized lambda distribution for flexibly testing differences beyond the mean in the distribution of a dependent variable such as body mass index. Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 Apr;42(4):930-933. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2017.262. Epub 2017 Oct 30. PubMed PMID: 29081503; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5927854.
McComb B, Frazier-Wood AC, Dawson J, Allison DB. Drawing conclusions from within-group comparisons and selected subsets of data leads to unsubstantiated conclusions: Letter regarding Malakellis et al. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2018 Apr;42(2):214. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12755. Epub 2017 Dec 27. PubMed PMID: 29281164; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5891379.
Brown AW, Kaiser KA, Allison DB. Issues with data and analyses: Errors, underlying themes, and potential solutions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Mar 13;115(11):2563-2570. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1708279115. PubMed PMID: 29531079; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5856502.
Wood AC, Brown AW, Li P, Oakes JM, Pavela G, Thomas DM, Allison DB. A Comment on Scherr et al "A Multicomponent, School-Based Intervention, the Shaping Healthy Choices Program, Improves Nutrition-Related Outcomes". J Nutr Educ Behav. 2018 Mar;50(3):324-325. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2017.12.011. PubMed PMID: 29524984.
Allison DB, Thomas DM. Stated conclusion about industry funding is opposite to what the paper's data show: letter regarding 'Selective outcome reporting in obesity clinical trials: a cross-sectional review'. Clin Obes. 2017 Dec;7(6):402. doi: 10.1111/cob.12214. Epub 2017 Aug 28. PubMed PMID: 28849619; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5675789.
Borah R, Brown AW, Capers PL, Kaiser KA. Analysis of the time and workers needed to conduct systematic reviews of medical interventions using data from the PROSPERO registry. BMJ Open. 2017 Feb 27;7(2):e012545. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012545. PubMed PMID: 28242767; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5337708.
Brown AW, Mehta TS, Allison DB. Publication Bias in Science: What Is It, Why Is It Problematic, and How Can It Be Addressed?. In: Jamieson KH, Kahan DM, Scheufele DA, editors. The Oxford Handbook of the Science of Science Communication United Kingdom: Oxford University Press; 2017.
Serlie MJ, Ter Horst KW, Brown AW. Addendum: hypercaloric diets with high meal frequency, but not increased meal size, increase intrahepatic triglycerides: A randomized controlled trial. Hepatology. 2016 Nov;64(5):1814-1816. doi: 10.1002/hep.28588. Epub 2016 May 17. PubMed PMID: 27037642; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5046189.
Ivanescu AE, Li P, George B, Brown AW, Keith SW, Raju D, Allison DB. The importance of prediction model validation and assessment in obesity and nutrition research. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Jun;40(6):887-94. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.214. Epub 2015 Oct 9. Review. PubMed PMID: 26449421; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4826636.
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