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oh and this conclusion"In stratified analyses, the association between potato consumption and diabetes was statistically significant in obese women but not in nonobese women"
but just in case that isn't good enough I'm going with the fact that I like to parboil my potatoes to have on hand and apparently,"White potatoes and french fries are large components of a 'Western pattern' diet. This dietary pattern is characterized by a high consumption of red meat, refined grains, processed meat, high-fat dairy products, desserts, high-sugar drinks, and eggs, as well as french fries and potatoes. A Western pattern diet previously predicted a risk of type 2 diabetes. Thus, we cannot completely separate the effects of potatoes and french fries from the effects of the overall Western dietary pattern."
... the glycemic index being the very tenuous thread upon which this crazy white potato is evil is a hangin'"Precooking potatoes and eating them cold days later may significantly reduce the GI"
Ginger wrote: It's all the junk food from up north. Soft drinks, chips, candy...you know the list. Also meat and oil is now more affordable for many and frying is the preferred method of cooking. More sedentary jobs versus working on the farm has also contributed to the problem.
In my opinion, starches do not cause diabetes. Obesity is the culprit. Eating potatoes allowed me to lose 50 pounds and get myself OFF the list for future diabetes.
veggylvr wrote:It's so disturbing how studies are twisted to reflect different agendas. Surely, Fuhrman can see the obvious confounding factors. If this was a recent study, then, of course, the wealthier asians are also eating McDonald's and plenty of meat products along with their white rice. But where was their diabetes before westernization?
The other study just says "starches", which could mean any refined starch, like the refined white bread you put your greazy burger between. It doesn't mean rice or potatoes. These women getting breast cancer are not eating the complex starches we are.
Ugghh. You really have to learn how to read between this BS, which is apparently too difficult for some of these researchers.
It's not the rice, stupid!
Summer wrote:Ugh! So in summary, diseaseproof had me all worried that despite my eschewing the SAD I was still yet leading my children down a sure path to diabetes when in truth they'd only have to worry about white potatoes if they were very obese and eating the unhealthy western diet and even then it would be the least of their worries... or am I missing something?
White potatoes and french fries are large components of a 'Western pattern' diet.