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Letters White rice and type 2 diabetes

Robust methods are needed to investigate association between white rice consumption and type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 01 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3094
  1. Syed Ali Raza Naqvi, research officer1
  2. On behalf of Sarah Westwater-Wood, Ghada Alarfaj, Helen Atherton, Charles Cachoeira, Joseph Marcel El Khoury, Mary Ann McLane, Laurence Pollissard-Badroy, Liubov Yashina, Carl Heneghan
  1. 1Evidence Adoption Centre, Douglas House, Cambridge CB2 8AH, UK
  1. s.naqvi{at}

The primary outcome in Hu and colleagues’ meta-analysis and systematic review was risk of type 2 diabetes, but the authors did not clearly report their methods, giving it as self reported.1 Table 2 indicates confirmation of type 2 diabetes by medical practitioners, but. on closer inspection medical testing was carried out only in …

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