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Retraction Note: Association between serum vitamin D levels and the risk of kidney stone: evidence from a meta-analysis

The original article was published in Nutrition Journal 2016 15:32


The Editors are retracting this article [1] because post-publication peer review has identified multiple errors in the methodology of this meta-analysis, which invalidate the conclusions drawn. In addition, there is overlap of text with other published articles; the main sources of overlap are [2,3,4,5]. The authors do not agree with this retraction.


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    Wang H, Man L, Li G, Huang G, Liu N. Association between serum vitamin D levels and the risk of kidney stone: evidence from a meta-analysis. Nutr J. 2016;15:32.

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    Tang J, McFann KK, Chonchol MB. Association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and nephrolithiasis: the National Health and nutrition examination survey III, 1988-94. Nephrol Dialysis Transplant. 2012;27:4385–9.

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    Leaf DE, Korets R, Taylor EN, Tang J, Asplin JR, Goldfarb DS, Gupta M, Curhan GC. Effect of vitamin D repletion on urinary calcium excretion among kidney stone formers. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012;7:829–43.

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