Diabetes

Year Published: 2019

Journal

Nutrients

Authors

Livesey G, Taylor R, Livesey HF, Buyken AE, Jenkins DJA, Augustin LS, Sievenpiper JL, Barclay AW, Liu S, Wolever TMS, Willett WC, Brighenti F, Salas-Salvadó J, Björck I, Rizkalla SW, Riccardi G, La Vecchia C, Ceriello A, Trichopoulou A, Poli A, Astrup A, Kendall CWC, Ha MA, Baer-Sinnott S, Brand-Miller JC.

Methods

This review looked at the evidence surrounding the effects of glycemic index and glycemic load of foods on risk of type 2 diabetes. Peanuts are a low glycemic food, with a GI of 14.

Key Findings

According to the authors, "concerning the public health relevance at the global level, our evidence indicates that GI and GL are substantial food markers predicting the development of T2D worldwide, for persons of European ancestry and of East Asian ancestry."