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Comment & Response
April 2014

Red Meat and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Cell Biology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):646. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12869

To the Editor The recent study by Pan et al1(p1334) contains the disclaimer “Since our study is observational in nature, causality cannot be inferred.” The authors nonetheless infer that their “results add further evidence that limiting red meat consumption over time confers benefits for T2DM [type 2 diabetes mellitus] prevention.”1(p1328)

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