July 2, 2003

Nut Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes—Reply

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(1):38-39. doi:10.1001/jama.290.1.38

To the Editor: Dr Jiang and colleagues1 found a significant inverse association between consumption of nuts and peanut butter and incidence of type 2 diabetes, and concluded that higher nut consumption may lower diabetes risk. in response, we analyzed the relationship between nut consumption and incidence of type 2 diabetes in the Iowa Women's Health Study, a prospective cohort of 35988 postmenopausal women.2

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