Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dietary carbohydrate intake is associated with cardiovascular disease risk

It is only epidemiology - which some would say isn't a proper science - but:

Mean carbohydrate intake (% of energy) was 72.8% (321 g/day), above the DRI for Korean adults (55-70%). A high carbohydrate intake (>70% of energy) was associated with higher BMI, blood pressure, fasting glucose, triglycerides, and LDL-cholesterol levels in women. After adjusting for covariates, such as age, energy intake, alcohol consumption, smoking status, and physical activity, high carbohydrate intakes (>70% of energy) were significantly associated with diabetes mellitus and low HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) in women.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting but it does sound like they were struggling to find some type of statistical significance. Even though what they are attempting to ask I believe to be true. Im just not sure about these massive epidemiological studies anymore, so many variables.