The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Refined carbohydrates associated with diabetes

Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 79, No. 5, 774-779, May 2004

Increased consumption of refined carbohydrates and the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in the United States: an ecologic assessment1,2,3
Lee S Gross, Li Li, Earl S Ford and Simin Liu
1 From the Inter-Medic Medical Group, North Port, FL (LSG); the Department of Family Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University (LL); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta (ESF); the Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston (SL); and the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston (SL).
2 Supported by a CI-8 Clinical Investigator Award from Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (to LL).
3 Address reprint requests to LS Gross, Inter-Medic Medical Group, 2630 Bobcat Village Center Road, North Port, FL 34288. E-mail:

This study can be accessed at:
The study concludes that increasing intakes of refined carbohydrate (corn syrup) were associated type 2 diabetes observed in the United States during the 20th century.
In contrast, protein and fat were not associated with the prevalence of type 2 diabetes.

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