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2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

What is the relationship between glycemic index or glycemic load and type 2 diabetes?

Conclusion Statement

A moderate body of inconsistent evidence supports a relationship between high glycemic index and type 2 diabetes.

Strong, convincing evidence shows little association between glycemic load and type 2 diabetes.

2010 DGAC Grade:

  • GI: Moderate
  • GL: Strong