Feb 12, 2024

Association of Glycaemic Index (GI) and Glycaemic Load (GL) with T2DM, CVD, cancer, and all-cause mortality


A meta-analysis of mega cohorts of more than 100 000 participants


There is debate over whether the glycaemic index of foods relates to chronic disease. Professor David Jenkins from the Department of Nutritional Science, University of Toronto and his team conducted a meta-analysis of large cohorts (≥100 000 participants) identified from the Richard Doll Consortium. The study was funded by the Banting and Best Diabetes Center and the Karuna Foundation. Study results revealed associations between consumption of high GI or GL and increased incidence of various cancers, CVD, Type 2 Diabetes and all cause mortality. The study suggests dietary recommendations to reduce GI and GL could have effects on health outcomes that are similar to outcomes of recommendations to increase intake of fibre and whole grain.

Published: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38272606/