Preponderance of the evidence

An example from the issue of calcium intake and body composition

Robert P. Heaney, Karen Rafferty

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Abstract

Meta-analysis is typically applied to studies developed in fairly mature fields, but may be ill-suited for younger fields in which most of the evidence comes fromstudies that were designed for other endpoints entirely and that are often significantly underpowered for the effect in question. Here, there are no generally accepted methods for getting a grasp on the preponderance of the evidence. In this review, one way of doing so is proposed and the recently emergent literature concerning calcium intake and body composition is used as an illustration of how such an approach might be used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-39
Number of pages8
JournalNutrition Reviews
Volume67
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

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Preponderance of the evidence : An example from the issue of calcium intake and body composition. / Heaney, Robert P.; Rafferty, Karen.

In: Nutrition Reviews, Vol. 67, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 32-39.

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Heaney, Robert P. ; Rafferty, Karen. / Preponderance of the evidence : An example from the issue of calcium intake and body composition. In: Nutrition Reviews. 2009 ; Vol. 67, No. 1. pp. 32-39.
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