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    High glycemic index diet increases the risk of coronary heart disease 25 percent


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    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 1:06 pm Email this article
    Coronary heart disease is 25 percent more common in the one-fifth of people eating a diet with the highest glycemic index or highest glycemic load compared to the one-fifth eating a diet with the lowest glycemic index / glycemic load according to a study from the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. Conclusion

    Conclusion: Low glycemic index diets reduce the risk of certain diseases

    “Low-GI and/or low-GL diets are independently associated with a reduced risk of certain chronic diseases,” the authors of the paper concluded.

     

    Data

    Data from 37 studies analyzed

    The study analyzed data from 37 studies.

    REFERENCE

    Barclay A, Petocz P, Mcmillan-Price J, Flood V, Prvan T, Mitchell P, Brand-Miller JC. Glycemic index, glycemic load, and chronic disease risk—a meta-analysis of observational studies. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Mar, 87(3):627-37.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    J. C. Brand-Miller
    Human Nutrition Unit
    University of Sydney
    Sydney, NSW, Australia 2006
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