FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work PhD student in the department of epidemiology, Mr. Olatokunbo Osibogun, had his letter to the editor Literature review and Meta-analysis on Micronutrient Fortified Condiments and Noodles: Reduction of Anemia in Children and Adults, published in Nutrients. Dr. Adriana Campa of the department of Dietetics & Nutrition and Dr. Purnima Madhivanan of the department of epidemiology were his co-authors on the letter.
The letter states, “We congratulate the authors for their intent of using two techniques to review the same 14 journal articles. However, it seems that an article’s potential inclusion in the meta-analysis was the basis for the review and not the other way around.” It goes on to add, “This was surprising after the authors had made a great effort in describing the systematic steps to select the articles, which had a set of criteria independent from those used for the meta-analysis. It seems that by unifying the techniques, instead of maintaining them independent from each other, the review was greatly constrained, leading to the long list of limitations described.”
Currently, Mr. Osibogun is a graduate assistant in the department of epidemiology, where he provides research support to the department.
Nutrients is an international, peer-reviewed open access advanced forum for studies related to human nutrition. It publishes reviews, regular research papers and short communications with the aim of encouraging scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. It is published by Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, an academic open-access publisher with headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.