Phaseolus beans: impact on glycaemic response and chronic disease risk in human subjects

Br J Nutr. 2012 Aug;108 Suppl 1:S52-65. doi: 10.1017/S0007114512000761.

Abstract

Consumption of Phaseolus vulgaris bean species such as pinto, black, navy or kidney may be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. In particular, conditions that are promoted by increased glycaemic stress (hyperglycaemia and hyperinsulinaemia) including diabetes, CVD and cancer seem to be reduced in individuals who eat more of these beans. The present paper discusses the influence of P. vulgaris species on glycaemic response and the impact that relationship may have on the risk of developing diabetes, CVD and cancer.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Glucose / analysis*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control
  • Chronic Disease / prevention & control*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / prevention & control
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / prevention & control
  • Diet*
  • Female
  • Glycemic Index
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Phaseolus* / chemistry
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Risk Factors
  • Seeds* / chemistry

Substances

  • Blood Glucose