White bread, rice, and other carbs boost heart disease risk in women

Source: Health.com

A recent study has demonstrated that women who consume foods with a high glycemic index increase their risk of heart disease. Women who ate high glycemic foods such as white bread, white rice, pizza, and other carbohydrate-rich foods were 2.25 times more likely to develop heart disease.

The study did not find the same correlation in men, whose bodies process carbohydrates differently. The conclusion of this study reinforced the belief that women should choose low-glycemic carbohydrates such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes whenever possible. The study was conducted by Sabina Sieri at the national institute for cancer research in Milan, Italy.