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Regression to the mean, apparent data errors and biologically extraordinary results: letter regarding ‘changes in telomere length 3–5 years after gastric bypass surgery’

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Acknowledgements

We are grateful to Professor Abraham Aviv of Rutgers University for his helpful comments. Supported in part by NIH grants P30DK056336, R25DK099080 and R25HL124208.

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  1. Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

    • D L Smith Jr
    •  & D B Allison
  2. Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, USA

    • D M Thomas
  3. COS and Associates, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    • C O Siu
  4. Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

    • S Verhulst

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COS serves as a consultant for Sunovion, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Schizophrenia Program), University of Toronto and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Psychology, Biomedical Sciences). The remaining authors declare no conflict of interest.

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Correspondence to D B Allison.