Pulse Study Editor’s Choice For Diabetes Journal

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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

(1560-1609).

“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.

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