Are carbs the new tobacco?

09 March 2016 - 02:45 By ©The Daily Telegraph

Carbohydrates, long blamed for fuelling obesity, have now been linked to lung cancer.A new study has revealed a 49% increase in risk among people consuming a diet with a high glycemic index.The index measures how quickly blood sugar levels are raised after a meal, and foods with a high GI include white bread or bagels, corn flakes and puffed rice.

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