A recent study that observed 47,000 Italian adults for seven years indicates that women eating high-glycemic carbohydrates have twice the chance of getting coronary heart disease. The study was published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.
"High-glycemic carbohydrates are things like refined breads and pizza doughs, bleached rice, and refined sugars, which common sense indicates are bad for health anyway. They are stripped of many of their nutrient components so they turn quickly into energy once in the body, raising blood sugar levels and overburdening the body."
This is yet one more black mark against eating high-glycemic carbohydrates because of the negative health effects incurred. It has already been observed that high-glycemic carbohydrates can raise blood sugar levels which in turn can ultimately lead to diabetes, and this type of carbohydrate can also pile on extra pounds. Low-glycemic carbohydrates do not have the same adverse effects.
The British Heart Foundation recommends that women avoid high-glycemic carbohydrates and eat more low-glycemic carbohydrates instead.