GI News—August 2014

Nutrient density: Prof. Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions; Alan Barclay discusses the role of family environment in the expression of diabetes genes; Weight gain where there’s a family history of type 2 diabetes; Nutritional strategies for preventing and managing type 2 diabetes; Focus on prunes. Nicole Senior checks out the benefits of prunes, Anneka Manning […]

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Food for Thought

It’s all in the family. The road to type 2 diabetes can run in the family. In fact, a family history of diabetes is a major risk factor. What are your odds? It’s estimated that having: one parent with diabetes doubles your risk  both parents with diabetes increases your risk up to six times  a brother […]

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What’s new?

Know your family medical history. A family history of type 2 diabetes was associated with a higher incidence of diabetes reports a study in Diabetologia. The greatest risk was observed in those with two parents with type 2 diabetes and those whose parents had been diagnosed with diabetes at a younger age, an effect largely […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

A dark horse.  I’m attracted to black foods. I’m not sure why: perhaps it because they are so unusual and mysterious? Perhaps it is because it is unlikely that something so unattractive and sinister looking can actually be edible? Just think Japanese nori (seaweed), eggplant, squid ink, black beans and Vegemite (yeast extract spread). But […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Family Baking. Anneka Manning, founder of Sydney’s BakeClub, shares her delicious ‘better-for-you’ recipes for snacks, desserts and treats the whole family will love. Through both her writing and cooking school, Anneka teaches home cooks to bake in practical and approachable yet inspiring ways that assure success in the kitchen.    Prune and Almond BrowniesCocoa, prunes, […]

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Putting the Fun Back into Fitness

Walking is a surprisingly effective form of exercise for people with diabetes or those trying to prevent it.It doesn’t really matter who you are or what type of diabetes you have, if you want to be around and in good shape to enjoy your life, your family and your friends, you have to get some […]

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Update with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Families share more than their genesAs we describe in food for thought this issue, the road to type 2 diabetes can run in the family. One of the main reasons is genetic – you are genetically very similar to your biological parents and siblings. Your height, amount of muscle, the size of […]

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Q&A and New Product News

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions.  Everyone seems to be talking about “nutrient density” these days. Can you explain simply what this actually means and why it seems to matter so much?Nutrient density is about quality over quantity. Nutrient-dense foods are those which contribute greater amounts of beneficial nutrients (vitamins and minerals) per calorie (kilojoule) […]

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