Major study on dementia risk retracted by Lancet after data bungle

An investigation revealed a formatting error made the conclusions 'false and misleading': Lancet

An influential study suggesting hearing aid use in adults with hearing loss was linked with a reduced dementia risk has been retracted by an open-access Lancet journal after a data bungle was identified. 

In the paper published last April, researchers from the University of Sydney, University of Melbourne and Shandong University in China analysed data on some 438,000 middle-aged and older adults taken from the UK Biobank.