GI News—September 2008

No one diet has a monopoly on good health 7 healthy eating habits from Greece The latest on diet and diabetes risk Life stages and critical mass with Prof Trim Spotlight on glycemic load claims GI values for Woolworths Select range This month, Dr Antigone Kouris shares some healthy eating habits from from Greece and […]

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News Briefs

High GI diet speeds progression to type 1 diabetes in at risk kidsA high GI diet increased the rate of progression to type 1 diabetes in children with high levels of islet autoimmunity is the finding of an observational study published in August Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. This is ‘perhaps due to increased […]

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Food for Thought

No one ‘diet’ has a monopoly on good health Just as there’s no one superfood, there’s no one super diet that’s going to be right for everybody. The recent Israeli head-to-header published in the New England Journal of Medicine adds to the growing evidence that the optimal diet for weight loss, for example, can be […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: Kids don’t get high cholesterol Nicole Senior Fact: Children can have high cholesterol and the numbers are increasing in step with the number of children who are overweight and obese. The risk factors for high cholesterol in children are the same as those for adults. That is, being overweight or obese, eating too much […]

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Food of the Month with Catherine Saxelby

Oregano and rosemary Catherine Saxelby Picking up on this month’s Mediterranean theme, it seems appropriate to highlight two very special herbs, oregano and rosemary, that not only add flavour to traditional Greek cooking but research suggests they may bring health benefits of their own, thanks to a high concentration of antioxidants – substances that protect […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

From this month, American dietitian Johanna Burani will be sharing some of her totally simple and simply delicious low GI Italian fare. Johanna has a home in Friuli, in northeastern Italy, which she visits frequently – always in pursuit of new recipes. Smashed Tomatoes and Penne from her most recent trip is a taste of […]

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Healthy Kids with Susie Burrell

Lifestyle Lesson 2: Monitor your children’s growth regularlyMany young people have a significant weight problem (1 in 4 in Australia for example), yet few parents realise it – numerous studies show parents don’t seem to notice when children have weight problems until they are obese. It is easy to monitor children’s growth patterns, and it […]

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Curly Questions

Thrifty low GI eating. We are often asked about food costs eating the low GI way. Have your say on how GI News readers can stretch the weekly food budget.‘Spend as much as you can at the green grocer, as much as you need at the butcher, and as little as you can at the […]

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Move It & Lose It with Prof Trim

Critical mass Body weight is like sand on a beach. It comes and goes. But sometimes it builds up to a big wide beach, and other times it thins out, depending on the sand available. With weight gain, this generally occurs slowly over a lifetime. However, there are some life stages and some life events […]

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GI Symbol News with Alan Barclay

Alan Barclay ‘Are there guidelines covering manufacturers making the claim on food labels and in advertising that their product has a low glycemic load (GL)?’ Yes there are guidelines for cut-offs. Back in 2003, Prof Jennie Brand-Miller and colleagues suggested that the following cut-offs be used to describe the glycemic load (GL) of individual foods: […]

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