Moderate alcohol consumption the night before glycaemic index testing has no effect on glycaemic response

R. Godley, R. C. Brown, S. M. Williams, T. J. Green

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A randomized crossover study was carried out to determine whether moderate alcohol consumption the night preceding glycaemic index testing has an effect on glycaemic response. Test foods consisted of two glucose beverages and two bread samples, containing 50g of available carbohydrate. Each test food was consumed with and without alcohol the night preceding testing. Glucose concentration was measured over 2h and area under the curve (AUC) determined. The AUC for bread and glucose without and with alcohol did not differ for either the glucose drink (ratio (95% confidence intervals): 1.00 (0.8, 1.1)) or bread (0.9; (0.8, 1.1)). Further, there was no difference in the glycaemic index (GI) of the bread with and without alcohol (64 (6) vs 67 (2)%; P = 0.78). Moderate alcohol consumption the evening before GI testing does not affect glycaemic response or GI determination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692-694
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 15 May 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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