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White Bread, Sugary Cereals and Health Problems

The study conductor(s)top
Lead Author: Alan Barclay (University of Sydney)
The participant(s)top
2 million people (from 37 peer reviewed diet studies)
Date study concludedtop
March 1, 2008
Funded bytop
University of Sydney, Australia

To determine a common food that contributes to health problems.


The study found that high GI foods (potatoes, white bread, sugar) increase occurrences of certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

Methods usedtop

The researchers critically analyzed the results from 37 diet studies and mapped health issues with the types of foods consumed.


The results found a link between a high GI (Glycemic Index) diet consisting of highly processed foods and a high risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The diet was also linked to gall stones and some types of cancer. Lead author Alan Barclay said the link with diabetes was “not surprising” because high GI foods raise blood glucose and insulin levels. High GI foods cause constant spikes in blood glucose which increase insulin and a related substance called ‘insulin-like growth factor one’, both of which have been shown to increase the risk of developing cancer.

  • [+]This study contains a massive(>100,000) sample size.
  • [+]This study was peer reviewed prior to entering the Public Studies database.
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APA Citation(s)top
White Bread, Sugary Cereals and Health Problems. (2008).
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MLA Citation(s)top
“White Bread, Sugary Cereals and Health Problems”
   Public Studies. 1 March 2008.
   January 21, 2018. <>.