Potato and french fry consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes in women.

  title={Potato and french fry consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes in women.},
  author={Thomas L Halton and Walter C Willett and Simin Liu and Joann E. Manson and Meir Jonathan Stampfer and Frank B Hu},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={83 2},
BACKGROUND Potatoes, a high glycemic form of carbohydrate, are hypothesized to increase insulin resistance and risk of type 2 diabetes. OBJECTIVE The objective was to examine prospectively the relation between potato consumption and the risk of type 2 diabetes. DESIGN We conducted a prospective study of 84,555 women in the Nurses' Health Study. At baseline, the women were aged 34-59 y, had no history of chronic disease, and completed a validated food-frequency questionnaire. The… CONTINUE READING
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