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High glycemic index diet increases the risk of colorectal cancer 26 percent
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.
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.
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Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
European Institute of Oncology
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20141 Milan, Italy
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