David J. Jenkins

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David J.A. Jenkins is a British-born University Professor in the department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, Canada.[1]

Jenkins is credited with developing the concept of the glycemic index as a way of explaining the way in which dietary carbohydrate impacts blood sugar.[2] His first paper on the subject appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 1981.[3] Jenkins went on to author at least 15 more clinical studies on the effects of the glycemic index. His present interests are in running clinically based dietary trials to elucidate the potential of diet to prevent and treat chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.


  1. ^ Jenkins, David J.A. "Department of Nutritional Sciences". University of Toronto. Archived from the original on 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  2. ^ Beck, Leslie (2015-02-23). "Why the man who brought us the glycemic index wants us to go vegan". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2015-02-24.
  3. ^ Jenkins, DJ; TM Wolever; RH Taylor; H Barker; H Fielden; JM Baldwin; AC Bowling; HC Newman; AL Jenkins; DV Goff (1981). "Glycemic index of foods: a physiological basis for carbohydrate exchange". American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 34 (3): 362–66. doi:10.1093/ajcn/34.3.362. PMID 6259925. Retrieved 2009-01-28.