There is a published study that sheds additional light on carbohydrates and heart disease risk in men and women. At least in Italian men and women. It’s entitled “Dietary Glycemic Load and Index and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in a Large Italian Cohort.” The study was published in the 4/12/2010 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. Dr. Sabina Sieri was the study leader, and she made the following statement:
“High consumption of carbohydrate from high-glycemic foods, rather than overall quantity of carbohydrate consumed, appears to influence the risk of developing heart disease in women.”
If you click on the study title you can read the full text but here is a quick overview of this study.
Women who ate the most “high-glycemic” carbohydrates had twice the heart disease risk then those who ate the least.
The type of carbohydrate consumed showed no significant differences for cardiovascular disease in men.