Journal article

Glycemic index and dietary fiber and the risk of type 2 diabetes

AM Hodge, DR English, K O'Dea, GG Giles

DIABETES CARE | AMER DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 2004

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between type 2 diabetes and fiber, glycemic load (GL), dietary glycemic index (GI), and fiber-rich foods. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of 36,787 men and women aged 40-69 years without diabetes. For all self-reported cases of diabetes at 4-year follow-up, confirmation of diagnosis was sought from medical practitioners. Case subjects were those who reported diabetes at follow-up and for whom there was no evidence that they did not have type 2 diabetes. Data were analyzed with logistic regression, adjusting for country of birth, physical activity, family history of diabetes, alcohol and energy intake, education, 5-year weight chang..

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