GI News—July 2011

Being healthy on the inside no matter what number you see on the scales ‘New cure for diabetes’ shout the headlines … Dr Alan Barclay investigates The scoop on loving low GI lentils Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on insulin sensitivity Reduced fat intake may reduce diabetes risk without weight loss ‘It’s what’s inside that counts’ applies […]

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Food for Thought

Nicole Senior on being healthy on the inside Nicole Senior In Eat to Beat Cholesterol, I wrote: ‘Some people are genetically programmed to be larger and the effort to slim down substantially is unrealistic. If this is you, be as healthy as you can. You are better off being fat and enjoying a healthy diet […]

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News Briefs

Little evidence that increasing soy improves BGLs In a meta-analysis in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition evaluating the effects of soy foods and supplements on glycemic control Dr Suzanne Ho and colleagues conclude that: ‘there was not a significant overall effect of soy intake on improvements of fasting glucose and insulin concentrations; however, a […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on low GI lentils Emma Stirling APDIt’s easy to forget about the little guy at times. Fora little legume, lentils pack as powerful a nutrition punch (and are more convenient) as bigger members of their family like beans and chickpeas. If you have diabetes, back this little guy. Rich in protein, high in […]

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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. Zucchine in agrodolceNothing beats early homegrown summer squash fresh […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Fat people are unhealthy. Nicole Senior Fact: You can be ‘fit and fat’. No matter what your weight, you can improve your health and reduce your risk of disease by being physically active and eating a healthy diet.Last month we heard from Professor Steven Blair about his research showing even obese people can be […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan BarclayA new cure for diabetes?A new study in the Lancet has crunched the numbers and tells us that in just under 30 years, the number of adults with type 2 diabetes has more than doubled from 153 million in 1980 to 347 million in 2008 . Most due to increasing numbers of larger, […]

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GI Update

Professor Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions Many of the studies you write about in GI News talk about ‘insulin resistance’ and ‘insulin sensitivity’. Can you explain these terms?Insulin is a hormone that plays several critical roles in our health and wellbeing. It’s been called the MASTER hormone because it regulates so many things, including our […]

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Making the Most of GI News

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Food for Thought

Fit people come in all shapes and sizesUniversity of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health Professor Steven Blair has undertaken dozens of studies on joint associations of fitness and fatness to health. These studies show that a normal weight person who is unfit is twice as likely to die in the next decade as […]

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