Study on potato consumption will increase confusion regarding food and the risk of gestational diabetes

Patrick Mullie, Mathieu Boniol, Philippe Autier
2016 The BMJ (British Medical Journal)  
Using data from the Nurses' Health Study II, Bao and colleagues found a higher prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) with increasing potato consumption. 1 The authors stated that the high glycaemic index of potatoes, which causes a sharp postprandial rise in blood glucose concentrations and a risk of associated pancreatic β cells exhaustion, could explain this association.
doi:10.1136/bmj.i1188 pmid:26936648 fatcat:2js4fyr6ivebterrqrl66v5mbi