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Review on "Atkins Diabetes Revolution: The Groundbreaking Approach to Preventing and Controlling Type 2 Diabetes" by Mary C. Vernon and Jacqueline A. Eberstein

Nutrition & Metabolism20041:14

https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-7075-1-14

Received: 13 October 2004

Accepted: 09 November 2004

Published: 09 November 2004

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Archived Comments

  1. A couple of basic errors

    11 January 2010

    John Richards, NHS

    You seem to have not quite grasped a couple of basic points about the science in paragraph 6.
    For one thing, type II diabetes is not a disorder of insulin production but of insulin response - the pancreas is still producing insulin, but for some reason the body's tissues don't react to it as much as they used to.
    Secondly, references 5 and 6 are not, as you imply, randomised control trials. One is a meta-analysis of 13 cohort studies and one is a cohort study itself. This is stated quite clearly in the abstracts.
    Third, while poor glycaemic control and post-prandial hyperglycaemia were cited as independent risk factors for all-cause mortality, they were not cited as risk factors specifically for cardiovascular disease.
    I'm sure you'll correct these errors in due course.

    Competing interests

    None

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
(2)
Kings County Hospital

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