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Japanese study confirms findings

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6998.188a (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:188
  1. Tekeshi Hirayama
  1. Director Institute of Preventive Oncology, Institute for Health Aging, Tokyo, Japan

    EDITOR,--Eric B Rimm and colleagues' findings1 are in line with those of a large cohort study conducted in Japan. The lifestyles of 265118 adults aged 40 and over (122261 men; 142857 women) in six prefectures (Miyagi, Aichi, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama, and Kagoshima) were studied. Household interviews were conducted by public health nurses in 1965, and the subjects were followed up for 17 years.2 Diabetes mellitus was recorded in the death certificates of 1678 subjects (846 …

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