New data validate the low-glycemic diet [Science Blog]

by Limbic on August 27, 2004

Yet another from Science Blog:

A carefully controlled animal study provides clear evidence that a low-glycemic-index diet — one whose carbohydrates are low in sugar or release sugar slowly — can lead to weight loss, reduced body fat, and reduction in risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Many studies, including small studies in humans, have suggested that low-GI diets are beneficial, but due to study design, the observed benefits could have come from other aspects of the subjects’ diets, such as fiber or overall caloric intake. For this reason, no major health agency or professional association references glycemic index in their dietary guidelines. MORE

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