Monthly Archives: August 2018

Prospective registration among trials published in specialty society journals: We can do more to promote transparency and research integrity

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Prospective trial registration aims to detect and prevent selective reporting and publication bias. A study published today in Trials assessed trial registration among a large sample of clinical trials published in ten high-impact specialty society medical journals and here, the authors discuss implications for the field and how we might address issues with retrospectively registered clinical trials going forward.

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On alcohol consumption across the life-course and risk of cardiovascular disease: Lessons learned

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The impact of alcohol on the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a widely debated topic. Dara O’Neill, Steven Bell & Annie Britton discuss their new study, published in BMC Medicine, which finds that inconsistently moderate drinkers, former drinkers and non-drinkers each have greater risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) compared to consistently moderate drinkers.