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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”

Cynthia M. Kroeger
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  • The University of Sydney, Charles Perkins Centre and School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, D17, Level 6, The Hub, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
  • Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States of America
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Published Online: 2019-06-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jcim-2018-0037

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About the article

Received: 2018-03-21

Accepted: 2019-02-25

Published Online: 2019-06-12


Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

Research funding: None declared.

Employment or leadership: None declared.

Honorarium: None declared.

Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.


Citation Information: Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Volume 16, Issue 2, 20180037, ISSN (Online) 1553-3840, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jcim-2018-0037.

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