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David J. Jenkins

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– Biography:
– Obtained a PhD from Oxford University in 1975
– Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
– Credited with developing the concept of the glycemic index
– First paper on the subject appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 1981
– Authored at least 15 more clinical studies on the effects of the glycemic index

Portfolio diet:
– Focus shifted to optimizing serum lipids
– Introduced the Portfolio diet
– Diet prioritizes whole plant foods such as nuts, soy, healthy fats, plant sterols, and soluble fiber
– Conducted clinically based dietary trials
– Investigated the diet’s potential to prevent and treat chronic diseases

– Selected publications:
– “Glycemic index of foods: a physiological basis for carbohydrate exchange” (1981)
– “Effect of a diet high in vegetables, fruit, and nuts on serum lipids” (1997)
– “Portfolio Dietary Pattern and Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Controlled Trials” (2018)
– “Systematic review and meta-analysis examining the relationship between postprandial hypotension, cardiovascular events, and all-cause mortality” (2022)

– References:
– Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
– Information on the Portfolio Diet by Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN
– Insights into nutrition research by Dr. David Jenkins
– Various online sources providing information on David J.A. Jenkins
– Mention in a publication about the importance of the glycemic index

– Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductees:
– Maude Abbott
– Oswald Avery
– Albert Aguayo
– Elizabeth Bagshaw
– Frederick Banting

David J. Jenkins (Wikipedia)

David J. A. Jenkins (born 20 July 1942) is a British-born University Professor in the department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is an advocate and researcher of plant-based nutrition.

David J. Jenkins
Born20 July 1942
OccupationNutritional scientist
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