Glycemic Load Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Who knew?

Who knew?

Swedish researchers report that  a high dietary glycemic load is tied to a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.  This adds to a growing body of evidence that high glycemic index and load may be harmful.  Prior studies relate them to higher rates of diabetes and heart disease. 

Click here for my review of glycemic index and load. also has a good review of glycemic index.

Steve Parker, M.D.


Reuters Health.  “Glycemic load” of diet tied to breast cancer risk.  MedlinePlus, July 10, 2009.

Parker, Steve.  Glycemic index and chronic disease risk (mostly in women).  Advanced Mediterranean Diet Blog, April 19, 2009.

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