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Correction
November 2016

Correction of Abstract and Text

JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(11):1728. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.6538

In the Original Investigation titled “Association of Animal and Plant Protein Intake With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality,”1 published online August 1, 2016, sentences were revised in the Abstract and text to clarify the study’s findings concerning all-cause vs cardiovascular mortality. In the Abstract, the third sentence of the Results section, which read, “After adjusting for major lifestyle and dietary risk factors, animal protein intake was weakly associated with higher mortality, particularly cardiovascular mortality (HR, 1.08 per 10% energy increment; 95% CI, 1.01-1.16; P for trend = .04), whereas plant protein was associated with lower mortality (HR, 0.90 per 3% energy increment; 95% CI, 0.86-0.95; P for trend < .001).” should be replaced with “After adjusting for major lifestyle and dietary risk factors, animal protein intake was not associated with all-cause mortality (HR, 1.02 per 10% energy increment; 95% CI, 0.98-1.05; P for trend = .33) but was associated with higher cardiovascular mortality (HR, 1.08 per 10% energy increment; 95% CI, 1.01-1.16; P for trend = .04). Plant protein was associated with lower all-cause mortality (HR, 0.90 per 3% energy increment; 95% CI, 0.86-0.95; P for trend < .001) and cardiovascular mortality (HR, 0.88 per 3% energy increment; 95% CI, 0.80-0.97; P for trend = .007).” Also in the Abstract, the first sentence of the Conclusions and Relevance section, which read, “High animal protein intake was positively associated with mortality and high plant protein intake was inversely associated with mortality, especially among individuals with at least 1 lifestyle risk factor” should be replaced with “High animal protein intake was positively associated with cardiovascular mortality and high plant protein intake was inversely associated with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, especially among individuals with at least 1 lifestyle risk factor.” In the main text, the first sentence of the Discussion section, which read, “After adjusting for other dietary and lifestyle factors, animal protein intake was associated with a higher risk for mortality, particularly CVD mortality, whereas higher plant protein intake was associated with lower all-cause mortality.” should be replaced with “After adjusting for other dietary and lifestyle factors, animal protein intake was associated with a higher risk for CVD mortality, whereas higher plant protein intake was associated with lower all-cause and cardiovascular mortality,” and in the first sentence of the Conclusions, “higher mortality” was replaced with “higher cardiovascular mortality” (now given as “Although higher intake of animal protein was associated with higher cardiovascular mortality and higher intake of plant protein was associated with lower mortality, these associations were confined to participants with at least 1 lifestyle risk factor.”). This article was corrected online and in print.

References
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Song  M, Fung  TT, Hu  FB,  et al.  Association of animal and plant protein intake with all-cause and cause-specific mortality.  JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(10):1453-1463. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4182Google ScholarCrossref
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