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August 14, 2002

Dairy Products and Insulin Resistance

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;288(6):693-694. doi:10.1001/jama.288.6.693

To the Editor: In their categorizations of dairy products, Dr Pereira and colleagues1 excluded foods for which the "contribution of dairy to the weight or caloric content of the item was unclear or likely to be minimal." Such "mixed dishes" included pizza and cheeseburgers. Thus, for example, a study participant could have eaten 3 double-cheese pizzas in a day, but his daily intake would not have been counted as a dairy day if he did not drink milk.