GI News—November 2013

David Katz: ‘Demonizing saturated fat never helped us much. Canonizing it now won’t help us any either’;  Is the origin of type 1 diabetes in the gut? Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes;   Dr Alan Barclay on the new American Diabetes Association guidelines for adults with diabetes;    Nicole Senior […]

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Food for Thought

What’s for dinner?  Food, choice and serving something delicious for dinner every night, is something many of us take for granted. Foodbank’s 2013 End Hunger Report is a timely reminder that a growing number of families are not so fortunate and have to turn to food relief to put something on the table. ‘Hunger in […]

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In the News

Scapegoats, saints, and saturated fats: old mistakes in new directions. A recent commentary piece in the British Medical Journal suggests that saturated fat is not really so bad after all. Is the author right? Is it time to absolve saturated fat? Not at all says Dr David Katz pointing out that it was never time to […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

Say Cheese!  It’s no wonder ‘cheese’ is the word most often used to make us smile for photographs: even the thought of it makes us happy. The story of cheese as a preservation method for milk through to artisanal masterpieces and myriad types, flavours, textures and culinary uses today, is a fascinating one. The favoured […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Family Baking, Anneka Manning, author of Bake Eat Love. Learn to Bake in 3 Simple Steps and 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 […]

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We Are What We Ate

Trading cheese has a long tradition In her ‘Say Cheese’ piece in this issue, Nicole Senior reminds us of the pleasure of a good piece of cheese. It’s certainly a food that’s long had value and currency for consumers as the following extracts will show. First, here’s what Daniel Defoe wrote about cheese in his Tour […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay New American Diabetes Association (ADA) nutrition guidelines for adults with diabetes.  The ADA has published its latest edition of the Nutrition Therapy Recommendations for the Management of Adults With Diabetes, the first major update in 5 years. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they are evolutionary rather than revolutionary. One of the more important aspects of […]

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GI Update with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions.  I know that type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases worldwide. Do we know why this is so and what people like me (it runs in my family) can do to prevent getting it?  The global increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is […]

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