According to the report of Medical News, in the study conducted by McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) within the scope of Urban and Rural Epidemiology (PURE), data obtained from 137,861 people between the ages of 35 and 70 for 9.5 years were examined.
Within the scope of the study, questionnaires were organized to obtain information about the diets of the participants. Glycemic index and glycemic load calculations were made by looking at the nutrition of the people with these questionnaires.
During the follow-up period of the participants, 8 thousand 252 cases of heart disease that could result in 8 thousand 780 deaths and deaths were recorded.
In the light of these data, it was determined that high glycemic index food consumption increased the risk of death by 50 percent in people with heart disease before the study. In addition, it was determined that low-quality carbohydrate consumption increased the risk of death by 20 percent in people without any heart disease.
Experts stated that low-quality carbohydrates such as white bread, rice and potatoes are the main products with high glycemic index.
It was noted that the research was conducted on people with quite different diets from 5 continents and it was the most comprehensive study in this field.
The study was published in the “New England Journal of Medicine”.