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Carbohydrate quality is key for a healthy and sustainable diet

Nature Reviews Endocrinologyvolume 15pages257258 (2019) | Download Citation

The quality of carbohydrate-rich foods rather than quantity has the strongest effect on major health outcomes. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of prospective studies report lower mortality and reduced incidence of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes mellitus and colorectal cancer in people who habitually consume diets rich in fibre and whole grain.

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The expert linguistic revision of R. Scala is gratefully acknowledged.

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  1. Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism research group, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University, Naples, Italy

    • Gabriele Riccardi
    •  & Giuseppina Costabile

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G.R. is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation and of the Health & Wellbeing Advisory Board of Barilla Company.

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Correspondence to Gabriele Riccardi.

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