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High glycemic load diet increases risk of coronary heart disease in women by 90%
Monday, November 13, 2006 6:49 am Email this article
Eating a diet with a high glycemic load, that is, a diet that raises blood sugar a lot, increases the risk of coronary heart disease in women by 90 percent according to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Subjects
Subjects : 82,802 Nurses followed for 20 years
The study analyzed data from a food frequency questionaire from 82,802 women in the Nurses’ Health Study and documented 1994 new cases of coronary heart disease during a 20 year follow up.
Halton TL, Willett WC, Liu S, Manson J, Albert CM, Rexrode K, Hu F. Low-carbohydrate-diet score and the risk of coronary heart disease in women. N Engl J Med. 2006 Nov 9, 355(19):1991-2002.
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Dr. F. Hu
Department of Nutrition
Harvard School of Public Health
665 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 USA
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