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The Pediatric Forum
February 2001

Methodology of Concern

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001;155(2):201. doi:10.1001/archpedi.155.2.199

I am pediatrician specializing in the area of preventive cardiology, nutrition, and epidemiology, and I read with interest the recent article by Wyshak,1 which concluded that soda (especially cola) consumption by teenaged girls increased their risk of bone fractures. While I believe this is an important area of research, there are methodologic problems with this study that call into question the author's conclusions.

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