Rob M. van Dam, MSc; Eric B. Rimm, ScD; Walter C. Willett, MD; Meir J. Stampfer, MD; Frank B. Hu, MD
Grant Support: By CA 55075 and HL 35464 from the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hu was supported in part by a Research Award from the American Diabetes Association.
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Current Author Addresses: Mr. Van Dam: Department of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Box 1, 3720 BA Bilthoven, the Netherlands.
Drs. Rimm, Willett, Hu, and Stampfer: Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: R.M. van Dam, E.B. Rimm, W.C. Willett, F.B. Hu.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: R.M. van Dam, E.B. Rimm, W.C. Willett, M.J. Stampfer, F.B. Hu.
Drafting of the article: R.M. van Dam, F.B. Hu.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: R.M. van Dam, E.B. Rimm, W.C. Willett, M.J. Stampfer, F.B. Hu.
Final approval of the article: R.M. van Dam, E.B. Rimm, W.C. Willett, M.J. Stampfer, F.B. Hu.
Provision of study materials or patients: W.C. Willett.
Statistical expertise: R.M. van Dam, W.C. Willett, F.B. Hu.
Obtaining of funding: E.B. Rimm, W.C. Willett, F.B. Hu.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: E.B. Rimm, W.C. Willett, F.B. Hu.
Collection and assembly of data: E.B. Rimm, W.C. Willett.
van Dam RM, Rimm EB, Willett WC, Stampfer MJ, Hu FB. Dietary Patterns and Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in U.S. Men. Ann Intern Med. 2002;136:201-209. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-136-3-200202050-00008
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2002;136(3):201-209.
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is rapidly increasing in the United States (1, 2) and worldwide (3). Ecologic studies (4), migration studies (4, 5), and analyses of secular trends (4, 6) suggest that adoption of a western diet may be associated with increased incidence of type 2 diabetes. However, these studies could not separate the effects of diet from those of other risk factors, such as obesity and physical activity.
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