Dietary patterns and risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus in U.S. men.

  title={Dietary patterns and risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus in U.S. men.},
  author={Rob M van Dam and Eric B Rimm and Walter C Willett and Meir Jonathan Stampfer and Frank B Hu},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={136 3},
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. Studies of the relation between diet and incidence of type 2… CONTINUE READING
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