Corn flakes and other carbohydrate rich foods may increase risks for heart disease.
Wired PR News – A new study links high carbohydrate foods such as corn flakes and white bread to an increased risk for heart disease. As reported by HealthDay News, eating a diet that includes a substantial amount of carbohydrates can impair blood vessel functioning and increase cardiovascular problems according to a study recently released at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.
Dr. Michael Shechter with The Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel is quoted in the report as stating, “The main take-home message is that high-glycemic index carbs are dangerous since they reduce or inhibit endothelial function, which is the ‘risk of the risk factors,’ leading to atherosclerosis and potentially leading to heart disease.”
More information about the study may be found the Journal of the American College of Cardiology’s June 16 issue.