Dietary Glycemic Load Influences Pancreatitis Risk
the MPR take:
Obesity and type 2 diabetes have been linked to an increased risk of acute pancreatitis, but individuals with high glycemic load diets also have a greater risk of developing non–gallstone-related acute pancreatitis. A prospective study of 44,791 men and 36,309 women (ages 45–84 years), all without a history of acute pancreatitis was conducted to explore the connection between dietary glycemic load and non–gallstone-related acute pancreatitis risk. For each 50-unit increase in glycemic load per day (about 3 servings of white bread), there was a hazard ratio of 1.38 in men and women.
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