Friday, October 28, 2016

GOOD ABSTRACT: Calcium Intake and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Calcium intake of 2000 to 2500 mg/d, regardless of source (diet vs supplements) is not associated with CVD risk in generally healthy adults. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Oct 25;

Comment: This is an example of a fair to good abstract. The notable feature of this abstract is that it includes a section on Primary Funding Source, so readers can help determine possible funding bias. Better form would have been for the authors to capitalize each section heading.

This systemic review and meta-analysis included the following sections: 
  • Background
  • Purpose
  • Data Sources
  • Study Selection
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Synthesis
  • Limitations
  • Conclusion
  • Primary Funding Source