GI News—October 2011

GI and reducing your risk of breast cancer Low blood glucose and food cravings Keep an eye on your eyesight if you have diabetes Nicole Senior debunks the myth that canola oil and margarine cause macular degeneration Catherine Saxelby delivers the scoop on lutein-rich spinach Miracle foods, myths and the media – download this NHS […]

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Food for Thought

Why you need to keep an eye on your eyesight if you have diabetesOur sight is something most of us fear losing the most. Protecting it is one of the most important things we can do to help maintain quality and enjoyment of life. And for anyone with diabetes, it’s vital to be vigilant because […]

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News Briefs

Free eye examination for people at risk of AMD, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma The Centre for Eye Health in Sydney (Australia), an initiative of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and The University of New South Wales, provides state-of-the-art eye imaging and visual system diagnostic services to the general community, at no charge. A major goal of CFEH […]

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Get the Scoop with Foodwatch’s Catherine Saxelby

The scoop on lutein-rich spinach Catherine Saxelby If you’re not adding spinach to your meals, you’re missing out on a dark green leafy vegetable that’s chock full of vitamins, minerals and plant compounds (phytochemicals). It’s one of those vegetables that is always recommended for peak health. The trick is to find ways to incorporate it […]

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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. Marinated eggplant slicesAccording to some sources, Italians have been […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Nicole Senior Myth: Canola oil and margarines cause macular degeneration.Fact: Good fats – including canola oil and trans-free unsaturated spreads are probably protective against AMD.One of worst things about food myths is the – albeit unintentional – harm they can cause. Such as was the case a few years back in Australia when an ophthalmologists […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Reducing your risk of breast cancer through a healthy lifestyleIn Australia and the US, breast cancer accounts for around 1 in 4 cases of all cancers, and the number of cases has more than doubled over the past 25 years. There are a large number of risk factors for breast cancer that […]

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GI Update

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions Prof Jennie Brand-Miller My mother has been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration and besides being told to take lutein and zeaxanthin supplements, she was advised to up her leafy green veggie intake and to eat a healthy low GI diet. Can you explain how a low GI diet would […]

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