The following article is retracted because it was brought to our attention that it was heavily plagiarized from an earlier article published in the Asian Journal of Surgery (Chow et al. Asian J Surg. 2005 Jul;28(3):179-84. PMID: 16024311). Attempts to contact the corresponding author for an explanation were unsuccessful.
The authors are banned from future publication in the Annals of Saudi Medicine.
Awatef M, Olfa G, Kacem M, Sami L, Makram H, Slim BA. Association between body mass index and risk of breast cancer in Tunisian women. Ann Saudi Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;31(4):393-7. PubMed PMID: 21808117; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3156517.
Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board of the Annals of Saudi Medicine
In the above article, author first and last names were reversed.
They should have appeared as follows: Awatef Msolly, Olfa Gharbi, Kacem Mahmoudi, Sami Limem, Makram Hochlef, Slim Ben Ahmed