Letters White rice and type 2 diabetes

Author’s reply to Naqvi and colleagues

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3097 (Published 01 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3097
  1. Qi Sun, instructor in medicine1
  1. 1Harvard School of Public Health; Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
  1. qisun{at}hsph.harvard.edu

We included more than 13 000 patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes identified from more than 350 000 participants in four studies in our meta-analysis on white rice consumption and diabetes risk.1 2 Monitoring all participants for blood glucose concentrations is simply infeasible in such large epidemiological studies. In addition, the effects of including undiagnosed diabetes …

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