A study on the benefits of pulses for controlling glycemic levels in people with and without diabetes has been selected as editor’s choice for a European journal on diabetes.
The study conducted by Dr. Cyril Kendall from the University of Toronto is in the August issue of Diabetologia, which features a cover picture of the Renaissance oil-on-canvas painting, “The Beaneater (Il Man-giafagioli)” by Annibale Carracci
“Pooled analyses demonstrated that pulses, alone or in low-GI or high-fibre diets, improve markers of longer-term glycaemic control in humans, with the extent of the improvements subject to significant inter-study heterogeneity. There is a need for further large, well-designed trials,” says the abstract of the journal article.
The study is “meta-analysis” on the topic. A metaanalysis is a comprehensive review of other work using statistical analysis to make conclusions not possible from an individual study.
The study was funded by the Canadian pulse industry.