Reply to Greenland: A serious misinterpretation of a consistent inverse association of statin use with glioma across 3 case–control studies
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We thank Dr. Greenland for raising an important issue concerning the interpretation of our data and we briefly respond to his points , as also presented in other recent articles [2, 3]. Before doing so, we would like to clarify that the title of his response is overstated because it leads the reader into believing that we interpreted the association between statin use and glioma as not being inverse across three studies. In contrast to the misleading wording of Dr. Greenland’s title, we interpreted the data of only one study (namely our own) as there being no association between statins and glioma , but consistently referred to previous studies [5, 6] as supporting an inverse relation between the two.
Apart from Dr. Greenland’s title profoundly misrepresenting our paper, we agree with some but not all of his comments. One point we agree with is that our abstract did not state that our point estimate showed an inverse relation of statins to glioma. Thus, the wording should have...
KeywordsCongestive Heart Failure Statin Glioma Cell Point Estimate Inverse Association
- 1.Greenland S. A serious misinterpretation of a consistent inverse association of statin use with glioma across 3 case–control studies. Eur J Epidemiol (under production).Google Scholar