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Retraction Note: Leisure-time physical activity and the risk of metabolic syndrome: meta-analysis

European Journal of Medical Research201520:42

DOI: 10.1186/s40001-015-0127-3

Received: 25 January 2015

Accepted: 2 March 2015

Published: 26 March 2015

The original article was published in European Journal of Medical Research 2014 19:22

Retraction

The Publisher and Editor regretfully retract this article [1] because the peer-review process was inappropriately influenced and compromised. As a result, the scientific integrity of the article cannot be guaranteed. A systematic and detailed investigation suggests that a third party was involved in supplying fabricated details of potential peer reviewers for a large number of manuscripts submitted to different journals. In accordance with recommendations from COPE we have retracted all affected published articles, including this one. It was not possible to determine beyond doubt that the authors of this particular article were aware of any third party attempts to manipulate peer review of their manuscript.

Notes

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
College of Physical Education, Ludong University
(2)
Reproductive Medicine Center, Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital

Reference

  1. Huang Y, Liu X. Leisure-time physical activity and the risk of metabolic syndrome: meta-analysis. Eur J Med Res. 2014;19:22.View ArticlePubMed CentralPubMedGoogle Scholar

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