Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Conflict of Interest in Systematic Reviews

There is a recent systematic review of systematic reviews in PLOS Medicine examining the effect of industry funding on conclusions. The authors found that industry sponsored systematic reviews are 5 times more likely to support a conclusion of no positive association between sugar-sweetened beverages and obesity or weight gain as compared to studies that did not report industry funding. The authors do not give suggestions for the mechanism by which bias may have entered the systematic reviews other than the heterogeneity of literature selection. Examine systematic reviews carefully!


Blogger said...

This is how my partner Wesley Virgin's autobiography starts with this SHOCKING AND CONTROVERSIAL VIDEO.

As a matter of fact, Wesley was in the military-and shortly after leaving-he found hidden, "self mind control" secrets that the CIA and others used to obtain whatever they want.

As it turns out, these are the same secrets lots of famous people (notably those who "come out of nowhere") and the greatest business people used to become wealthy and successful.

You probably know that you use less than 10% of your brain.

Really, that's because most of your brainpower is UNTAPPED.

Maybe that conversation has even taken place INSIDE OF YOUR very own mind... as it did in my good friend Wesley Virgin's mind about 7 years back, while driving an unlicensed, beat-up bucket of a car with a suspended license and $3 on his banking card.

"I'm absolutely frustrated with going through life paycheck to paycheck! When will I become successful?"

You've been a part of those those types of questions, isn't it right?

Your success story is waiting to be written. You need to start believing in YOURSELF.