Glycemic Index and Coronary Heart Disease
There is also research that demonstrates the use of low glycemic index and glycemic load diets rich in dietary fiber beginning at early adulthood may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, Diet, Diabetes and Weight Loss
Research published in the Lancet has shown and recommended that diet modification should be the first line management for patients with newly diagnosed adult-onset diabetes mellitus.
In a dietary and health study, women whose diets contained the highest glycemic loads were 37 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes over the next six years than women whose diets provided the lowest glycemic loads.
Additionally, those subjects whose high glycemic load diets were low in cereal fiber were more than twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes as women whose low-glycemic load diets were high in cereal fiber. High glycemic load foods most consistently associated with increased risk of diabetes in these two studies were potatoes (cooked or French-fried), white rice, white bread, and carbonated beverages.