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Feb. 24, 2021

Big Data 'Clinch' Link Between High Glycemic Index Diets and CVD

People who mostly ate foods with a low glycemic index had a lower likelihood of premature death and major cardiovascular disease (CVD) events compared with those whose diet included more "poor quality" food with a high glycemic index.

The results from the global PURE study, of nearly 120,000 people, provide evidence that helps cement glycemic index as a key measure of dietary health.

This new analysis from PURE a massive prospective epidemiological study shows people with a diet in the highest quintile of glycemic index had a significant 25% higher rate of combined total deaths and major CVD events during a median follow-up of nearly 10 years, compared with those with a diet in the lowest glycemic index quintile, in the report published online on February 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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