Weighing In on the ‘Good Carb, Bad Carb’ Debate

9:21 minutes

The glycemic index differentiates “good carbs” from “bad carbs” based on how a particular food elevates a person’s blood glucose level. A study out this week in the Journal of the Medical Association examined how glycemic index affected various health outcomes. Study co-author Frank Sacks describes what effects “low glycemic foods” may have on cardiovascular health.

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Frank Sacks

Frank Sacks is professor of cardiovascular disease prevention at the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.