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June 16, 2010

Failure to Report Financial Disclosure Information in a Study of Gastric Banding in Adolescent Obesity

JAMA. 2010;303(23):2357. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.693

To the Editor: I would like to apologize to the editors and readers of JAMA for a misunderstanding of the JAMA policy for reporting financial disclosures. In the study of gastric banding in adolescent obesity published in the February 10, 2010, issue of JAMA,1 I reported no conflicts of interest. However, on advice from the editors of the journal, I report 2 additional associations that may be relevant to readers, and I apologize for the failure to disclose these. I also provide a correction of an earlier declaration.