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Diabetes and carbs.

A  study in the Netherlands has looked at the profile of carbohydrates and the risk of diabetes, by stripping out all other known risk factors.

The team looked at 37,800 people, free from diabetes at the start, and followed up for an average of 10 years.

Ivonne Sluijs checked on glycemic load, glycemic index, fiber, total carb intake and carb sub-type intake.

Glycemic index and total carb intake had slightly higher links to diabetes risk. Fibre led to a slightly lower risk.

The most important risk factors were glycemic load (glycemic index times the quantity of that food) and starch (bread, pasta, potatoes etc).

Simple carbs (sugar, fruit sugars, milk sugars etc) were not significant in this study, but consumption in the Netherlands may differ from other countries.


September 22, 2010 - Posted by | Carbohydrates, Diabetes, Diet, Fibre, Health, Success, The Netherlands

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