Weight Loss in Diabetes
Zhelnov P. A critical appraisal of ‘Kendrick D, Kai J, Griffiths F, Maula A. Evidence generated from a realist synthesis of trials on educational weight loss interventions in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabet Med. 2020 Sep 1. doi: 10.1111/dme.14394. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32871624’. Zheln. 2020 Sep 2;36–38(1):r1d2. URI: https://zheln.com/record/2020/09/02/1/.
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So this is a realist synthesis, not an interventional review; but as authors claim, they have already conducted an interventional review as a separate undertaking. Why, let’s have a look at that one first to figure the background. However, there, several other reviews are cited, so we’ll have to look at these first. But within these, some other reviews, too, are referenced. Thus, to keep things nice & clear, let’s build up a chronology.
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