GI News—April 2013

Fats AND carbs count when it comes to your cholesterol;   Even our hunter-gatherer ancestors had clogged arteries;   What our teeth tell us about our diet;   Diet and acne – the latest;   The scoop on low GI bulgur;  Michael Moss’s New York Times bestseller Salt Sugar Fat — what’s missing;  Four great low GI […]

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Food for Thought

Would viewing food as ‘a cocktail of hormones’ deliver a better diet for weight loss and health?   The search for the perfect diet – one that promotes weight loss and optimal health – has left many people empty handed. In a Perspectives piece in Science, University of Cincinnati researchers, Prof Randy Seeley and Dr Karen […]

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What’s New?

Even our hunter-gatherer ancestors had clogged arteries.  In the last century, atherosclerotic vascular disease has replaced infectious disease as the leading cause of death (from heart attack and stroke) across the developed world. A new study in The Lancet, ‘Atherosclerosis across 4000 years of human history: the Horus study of four ancient populations’  reveals that […]

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Get the Scoop

The scoop on bulgur (GI 48).  Bulgur (also spelled bulgar, bulghur, burghul and bourghul) is a versatile, nutty-tasting, wholegrain cracked wheat that just may be one of our oldest processed foods. ‘Diners around 8000 years ago could enjoy a bowl of instant wheat cereal that wasn’t very different from hot wheat cereals served today according […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

American dietitian and author of Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, Johanna Burani, shares favourite recipes with a low or moderate GI from her Italian kitchen. For more information, check out Johanna’s website. The photographs are by Sergio Burani. His food, travel and wine photography website is photosbysergio.com. Pao’s asparagus soup.  This recipe is not Italian at […]

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We Are What We Ate

What our teeth tell us about our diet.  DNA from tartar (calcified dental plaque) on human teeth reveals the changes in our oral bacteria that accompanied the changes in our food supply over the past 7500 years. ‘Dental plaque represents the only easily accessible source of preserved human bacteria,’ says lead author Dr Christina Adler. […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan BarclayWhen it comes to blood cholesterol, both fats and carbohydrates count.  For many years, dietary advice to help people lower their blood cholesterol has focused on the fats in our diets. Specifically, people with high blood cholesterol have been advised to reduce their consumption of foods high in saturated and trans fats and […]

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GI Update with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions.  When I give talks, I am regularly asked if chronic disease such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke and arthritis an inevitable part of aging. It is good to be able to tell people that it’s not inevitable at all. It is possible to reduce your risk of the chronic […]

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