Reuters (12/19, Rapaport) reports women with higher dietary glycemic index scores were more likely to have insomnia, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The researchers examined “food diaries for more than 50,000 women in their mid-60s who had already gone through menopause” and found that “women with the highest dietary glycemic index scores – meaning they consumed more refined carbohydrates like white bread, sweets and sugary soda – were 11% more likely than women with the lowest scores to report insomnia at the start of the study period.” In addition, “they were also 16% more likely to develop new insomnia during the three-year follow-up period.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)