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Friday, 12 March 2021

"High glycemic index-linked to higher cardiovascular mortality."

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Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, and Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality
Abstract:

BACKGROUND
Most data regarding the association between the glycemic index and cardiovascular disease come from high-income Western populations, with little information from non-Western countries with low or middle incomes. To fill this gap, data are needed from a large, geographically diverse population.

METHODS
This analysis includes 137,851 participants between the ages of 35 and 70 years living on five continents, with a median follow-up of 9.5 years. We used country-specific food-frequency questionnaires to determine dietary intake and estimated the glycemic index and glycemic load on the basis of the consumption of seven categories of carbohydrate foods. We calculated hazard ratios using multivariable Cox frailty models. The primary outcome was a composite of a major cardiovascular event (cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, stroke, and heart failure) or death from any cause.

RESULTS
In the study population, 8780 deaths and 8252 major cardiovascular events occurred during the follow-up period. After performing extensive adjustments comparing the lowest and highest glycemic-index quintiles, we found that a diet with a high glycemic index was associated with an increased risk of a major cardiovascular event or death, both among participants with pre-existing cardiovascular disease (hazard ratio, 1.51; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.25 to 1.82) and among those without such disease (hazard ratio, 1.21; 95% CI, 1.11 to 1.34). Among the components of the primary outcome, a high glycemic index was also associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular causes. The results with respect to glycemic load were similar to the findings regarding the glycemic index among the participants with cardiovascular disease at baseline, but the association was not significant among those without pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

CONCLUSIONS
In this study, a diet with a high glycemic index was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death. (Funded by the Population Health Research Institute and others.)
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19 comments:

L said...

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Tom said...

...I will be growing many the vegetable shown in my garden this summer.

Christine said...

Wow

Elephant's Child said...

Good to know. Thank you.

William Kendall said...

Quite informative.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Thank you!

aussie aNNie said...

Good morning, your post is beautiful and great informative words here, have a lovely weekend x

JFM said...

Thank you again for an informational post!
I love these postings.

J.P. Alexander said...

Buena entrada siempre es bueno cuidarse. Te mando un beso

Lowcarb team member said...

Google translate

J.P.Alexander said...
Good entry it is always good to take care of yourself. I'll send you a kiss.

Ella said...

Very important information! Thanks!

Ananka said...

Jeez that is kinda scary!

My name is Erika. said...

I remember when it was all about fat in your diet. Although too much fat is not good, I think they have finally started to figure things out.

DMS said...

Interesting study. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)
~Jess

Teresa said...

Siempre muy interesantes tus entradas. Besos.

DVArtist said...

Wow great post.

Divers and Sundry said...

That's motivating.

Kay said...

Thank you, Jan. You really do motivate me to do the right thing even though it's hard.

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent information! Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!