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Journal of Diabetes Research
Volume 2016, Article ID 6194750, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6194750
Research Article

Circulating Betatrophin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis

1Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China
2Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China
3Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Third People’s Hospital of Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan 610031, China
4Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37 Guoxue Road, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China

Received 16 April 2015; Revised 12 June 2015; Accepted 15 June 2015

Academic Editor: Raffaele Marfella

Copyright © 2016 Sheyu Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

This meta-analysis was prepared according to Meta-analyses of Observational Studies (MOOSE) guideline (supplementary table 1). The rationales of studies excluded during full-text reviewing were shown in the supplementary information. Besides meta-analysis, we performed meta-regression (supplementary figure 1), funnel plot (supplementary figure 2) and remove-on sensitivity analysis (supplementary figure 3) to explore potential biases of our meta-analysis. We also provided the detailed quality assessment scoring (supplementary table 2), prescriptive information of participants (supplementary table 3) and correlation results (supplementary table 5) of each included study. Non-significant results derived by meta-regression (supplementary table 4) and subgroup analyses (supplementary table 6) were also provided.

  1. Supplementary Material