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What does NS stand for?

NS stands for Not Statistically Significant

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The study, funded by NCI and other institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH), also showed two concerning trends: a small but not statistically significant increase in the number of prostate cancer cases among the more than 35,000 men age 50 and older in the trial taking only vitamin E, as well as a small, but not statistically significant increase in the number of cases of adult onset diabetes in men taking only selenium.
What's more, brain tumors occurred in 12 of the 1,500 animals fed aspartame but in none of the 300 animals in the aspartame-free group--a difference not statistically significant but troubling enough to warrant further research.
Between six and twelve weeks, the control group receiving the vehicle alone displayed a gradual decrease in lesion counts (a placebo effect seen frequently in acne studies), making the analyses beyond six weeks not statistically significant.