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A NEW STUDY IMPLICATES TOO MANY SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATES IN DEATH, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

Too many simple carbohydrates in your diet over time may result in the development of a range of chronic medical conditions and an earlier death, a recently reported study found.  Michele Bellantoni, a geriatrics expert at Johns Hopkins, describes the data.

BELLANTONI:  This is a longitudinal study that has carefully characterized older adults.  1500 women, 1200 men, with food frequency questionnaires. And then followed, over time, the mortality and the medical diagnoses, and what it showed was we are what we eat.  Processed sugars, lead to inflammation and death from inflammatory diseases, beyond what we knew about diabetes, and coronary artery disease and cancers, we now have some very common chronic conditions for which diet makes a difference.    :34

The study found that chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis were worsened when many simple carbohydrates were consumed.  At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.


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