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[Correspondence] Dyslipidaemia in Africa—comment on a recent systematic review

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The publication of the systematic review by Jean Jacques Noubiap and colleagues1 in The Lancet Global Health highlights two important issues. The first issue is the trend to systematically review data according to well established formula, but in the absence of a thorough understanding of the field and expertise. Many systematic reviews are produced by professional reviewers with little topic-specific knowledge. In Noubiap and colleagues'1 systematic review, data are presented including three studies from Uganda; however, these three articles cover the same study, although the focus of each article was different.

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