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Glycemic Index and Diabetes: Study

High Glycemic Index Diets Increase Risk of Diabetes

High glycemic index diets are associated (over time) with greater insulin resistance and impairment of the insulin-producing function of the pancreas, triggering diabetes.

In the Nurses’ Health Study, women whose diets contained the highest glycemic loads were 37 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes over the next six years than women whose diets provided the lowest glycemic loads.

Additionally, those subjects whose high-glycemic load diets were low in cereal fiber were more than twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes than women whose low-glycemic load diets were high in cereal fiber. High GI foods most consistently associated with increased risk of diabetes in these two studies were potatoes (cooked or French-fried), white rice, white bread, and carbonated beverages.

Choosing a Lower GI Diet

For information about the glycemic index values of a range of popular foods, see GI Food List. This list of foods together with their GI values will help you to make more informed food choices and reduce the glycemic effect of your meals. See also Glycemic Load

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