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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

High carbohydrate diets lead to hearing loss in the elderly

Published in the J. Nutr. December 1, 2010 vol. 140 no. 12 2207-2212

Dietary Glycemic Load Is a Predictor of Age-Related Hearing Loss in Older Adults 1,2
Bamini Gopinath3,4, Victoria M. Flood6, Catherine M. McMahon7,8, George Burlutsky3, Jennie Brand-Miller5, and Paul Mitchell3,*
3Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Westmead Millennium Institute
4Menzies Centre for Health Policy, and
5The Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia
6School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, Sydney NSW 2500, Australia
7Centre for Language Sciences, Linguistics Department, University of Macquarie, Sydney NSW 2109, Australia
8HEARing Co-operative Research Centre, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia

This paper can be accessed at:
The study looked at the association between carbohydrate nutrition and age-related hearing loss.
It found that a high-GL (glycemic load) diet was a predictor of hearing loss, as was higher intake of total carbohydrate.
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