Effect of pulses on Glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in Type 2 Diabetes: A dose response study

  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. David Jenkins

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Toronto - Dept. of Nutritional Sciences


To determine if pulses improve glycemic control in non-insulin dependent diabetes, as assessed by HbA1c and to assess whether these outcomes relate to improvements in cardiovascular health.


Incorporation of legumes as part of a low-glycemic index (GI) diet improved both glycemic control and reduced calculated coronary heart disease risk score in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2009 - 2012