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Comment & Response
April 2014

Red Meat and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 4Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, Singapore
  • 2Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 3Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):646-647. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12839

In Reply We appreciate Dr Feinman’s comments on our recent publication of changes in red meat consumption and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).1 Dr Feinman claimed that “Pan et al1 do not conform to most of these rules and their conclusion seems unwarranted” for causal inference based on the criteria of Hill.2 We would like to take this opportunity to clarify several assertions made by Dr Feinman.

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