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Increase in AMD risk for people with a high dGI

A recent study showed that there was a 49% increase in the risk of advanced AMD for people with a dGI (dietary glycemic index) higher than the sex median (women >= 77.9; men >= 79.3).

Chiu C, Milton RC, Gensler G, Taylor A. Association Between Dietary Glycemic Index and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Nondiabetic Participants in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. July 2007; 86(1): 180-8. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/1/180.full

Reference

Title
Association Between Dietary Glycemic Index and Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Nondiabetic Participants in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study
Publication
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Publisher
American Society for Nutrition
Publication Date
July 2007
Authors
Chiu C, Milton RC, Gensler G, Taylor A
Volume & Issue
Volume 86, Issue 1
Pages
180-8
URL
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