Glycemic index, glycemic load, and risk of type 2 diabetes.

  title={Glycemic index, glycemic load, and risk of type 2 diabetes.},
  author={Walter C Willett and Joann E. Manson and Simin Liu},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={76 1},
The possibility that high, long-term intake of carbohydrates that are rapidly absorbed as glucose may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes has been a long-standing controversy. Two main mechanisms have been hypothesized, one mediated by increases in insulin resistance and the other by pancreatic exhaustion as a result of the increased demand for insulin. During the past decade, several lines of evidence have collectively provided strong support for a relation between such diets and diabetes… CONTINUE READING
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