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    High glycemic index diet increases the risk of colorectal cancer 26 percent


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    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 1:20 pm Email this article
    The one-fourth of people eating a diet with the highest glycemic index or highest glycemic load were 26 percent more likely to develop colorectal cancer compared to the one-fourth eating a diet with the lowest glycemic load. This according to an analysis of 39 studies. Conclusion

    Conclusion: Glycemic index and glycemic load increase the risk of colorectal cancer

    “In conclusion, we found evidence of an association between high consumption of [glycemic load] and [glycemic index] and the risk of colorectal or endometrial cancer,” the authors of the paper concluded.

    REFERENCE

    Gnagnarella P, Gandini S, La Vecchia C, Maisonneuve P. Glycemic index, glycemic load, and cancer risk: A meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Jun, 87(6):1793-801.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Patrizia Gnagnarella
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    European Institute of Oncology
    Via Ripamonti 435
    20141 Milan, Italy
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