Letters

United Kingdom prospective diabetes study

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6985.1005c (Published 15 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1005

Compliance with diet will affect results

  1. Barrie M Margetts
  1. Senior lecturer Institute of Public Health Medicine, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO9 4XY

    EDITOR,—As a result of its comparison of the relative efficacy of diet and various drug treatments in patients with newly diagnosed diabetes the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study Group concludes that chlorpropamide, glibenclamide, insulin, and metformin are more effective than diet alone.1 The group does not present any evidence on what diets the subjects were given, what baseline …

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