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that confounds or contradicts or confuses

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Although this working group concluded that several studies in the literature had demonstrated a statistically significant association between BPb levels < 10 [micro]g/dL and some adverse health effects in children, the effects were very small and could conceivably have been influenced by residual confounding factors.
Such animals would be useful in drug studies and other research projects because they would enable investigators to dismiss genetic variability as a confounding factor in interpreting their experiments.
2003) except for the inclusion of intervention status as a potential confounding factor.
To rule out education as a confounding factor, Snowdon's team repeated its analysis with a subgroup of highly educated sisters.
By studying 48 pairs of twins raised apart, as well as 23 individual twins, Segal's team sidesteps this confounding factor.
The distinction between the two is a major confounding factor in the diagnosis of infectious diseases said Dr.
When assessing subpleural fat as a confounding factor, we found former WRG workers to have higher body mass indexes (BMIs) than those who were nor former WRG workers.
One limitation of the metaanalysis is that none of the studies evaluated aspirin or NSAID use itself as a possible confounding factor, they noted, because patients who ingest aspirin may be more likely to take NSAIDs and vice versa.
AlSogair concluded, "The present study shows that higher levels of IGF-1 were associated with a lower perceived age and a lower degree of skin wrinkling, independent of confounding factors.
This association persisted even after possible confounding factors such as physical activity, body mass index, smoking and consumption of fruits and vegetables were taken into consideration.
This observational study is limited by the possibility of confounding factors.
The report's author Prof Markku Laakso said: "Statin therapy was associated with a 46% increased risk of type 2 diabetes after adjustment for confounding factors.
After the data were adjusted for potential confounding factors including age, smoking and body mass index, the study found that eating more whole grains was associated with lower total mortality and lower CVD mortality but not cancer deaths.
We hypothesized that insomnia that was persistent over eight years, rather than intermittent insomnia, was associated with death independent of the effects of sedatives, opportunity for sleep (to distinguish it from sleep deprivation), and other confounding factors in a representative sample of the general adult community, explained lead investigator Sairam Parthasarathy, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson and director of the Center for Sleep Disorders at the University of Arizona Medical Center--University Campus (soon to be Banner University Medical Center Tucson).