Study on potato consumption will increase confusion regarding food and the risk of gestational diabetes

Patrick Mullie, Mathieu Boniol, Philippe Autier

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Abstract

Using data from the Nurses’ Health Study II, Bao and colleagues found a higher prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) with increasing potato consumption.1 The authors stated that the high glycaemic index of potatoes, which causes a sharp postprandial rise in blood glucose concentrations and a risk of associated pancreatic β cells exhaustion, could explain this association.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberi1188
Number of pages2
JournalBMJ
Volume352
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • diet
  • potato consumption
  • diabetes

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