Effect of pulses on glycemic control and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Type 2 Diabetes: A low glycemic index study – Additional analysis

  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. David Jenkins

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Toronto - Dept. of Nutritional Sciences


To conduct analyses in order to assess further risk factors for cardiovascular disease (oxidized LDL cholesterol, LDL particle size), urinary serum electrolytes for mechanisms of blood pressure reduction, and assess liver and renal function, which are often compromised in type 2 diabetes.


The data supported inclusion of pulses in the diabetic diet and promote advice to diabetics and those at risk of diabetes (family history, overweight, impaired glucose tolerance).

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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2013 - 2016