Increased risk of cardiovascular disease among middle-aged women due to glycemic load

Joline W.J. Beulens, Yvonne T. Van Der Schouw

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We conducted a study among 15 714 Dutch middle-aged women consuming modest-glycemic-load diets. Results showed that high dietary glycemic load and glycemic index increased the risk of cardiovascular disease. This association was particularly evident among overweight women. Recommendations to follow a high-carbohydrate diet may therefore not be optimal in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008

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