Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of treated diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative randomized controlled dietary modification trial.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Archives of internal medicine, Volume 168, Issue 14, p.1500-11 (2008)


2008, Aged, Diabetes Mellitus, Diet, Fat-Restricted, Female, Humans, Incidence, Middle Aged, Postmenopause, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Time Factors, Treatment Outcome, United States, Women's Health


Decreased fat intake with weight loss and increased exercise may reduce the risk of diabetes mellitus in persons with impaired glucose tolerance. This study was undertaken to assess the effects of a low-fat dietary pattern on incidence of treated diabetes among generally healthy postmenopausal women.