British Journal of Nutrition

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Letter to the Editor

Glycaemic index: did Health Canada get it wrong? Position from the International Carbohydrate Quality Consortium (ICQC)

International Carbohydrate Quality Consortium, David J. A. Jenkins ICQC chaira1, Walter C. Willett ICQC chaira2, Arne Astrupa3, Livia S. A. Augustina4 c1, Sara Baer-Sinnotta5, Alan W. Barclaya6, Inger Björcka7, Jennie C. Brand-Millera8, Furio Brighentia9, Anette E. Buykena10, Antonio Cerielloa11, Cyril W. C. Kendalla12, Carlo La Vecchiaa13, Geoffrey Liveseya14, Simin Liua15, Andrea Polia16, Gabriele Riccardia17, Salwa W. Rizkallaa18, John L. Sievenpipera19, Antonia Trichopouloua20 and Thomas M. S. Wolevera21

a1 Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

a2 Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA

a3 Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports (NEXS), Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

a4 Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario Canada

a5 Oldways, Boston, MA, USA

a6 Australian Diabetes Council, Glycemic Index Foundation, Sydney, Australia

a7 Antidiabetic Food Centre, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

a8 Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

a9 Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Parma, Italy

a10 Department of Nutritional Epidemiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

a11 Institut d'Investigacions Biomëdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain

a12 Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

a13 Department of Epidemiology, Mario Negri Institute, and Professor of Epidemiology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

a14 Independent Nutrition Logic, Wymondham, UK

a15 Department of Epidemiology and Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

a16 Nutrition Foundation of Italy, Milan, Italy

a17 Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University, Naples, Italy

a18 National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), ICAN Institute of Cardiometabolism & Nutrition, University Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6, Centre of Research in Human Nutrition, Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France

a19 Toronto 3D Knowledge Synthesis and Clinical Trials Unit, Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

a20 World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food & Nutrition, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece

a21 Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Correspondence

c1 Corresponding author: Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre St Michael's Hospital 61 Queen Street East, 6th Floor Toronto Ontario M5C-2T2 Canada Fax +1 416 867 7495 email livia.augustin@utoronto.ca

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