GI News—September 2011

Beat your metabolic rate and burn your fat stores – Prof Jennie Brand-Miller explains Red meat and diabetes risk Green vegies, dried fruit, legumes and brown rice linked to fewer colon polyps The scoop on vitamin D with Emma Stirling New GI values for meal replacement shakes, soups and bars Nicole Senior’s new book, Belly […]

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Food for Thought

Beat your metabolic rate and burn your fat stores – Prof Jennie Brand-Miller explains how Prof Jennie Brand-Miller Our genetic make-up underlies our metabolic rate – how many kilojoules (calories) we burn per minute. Bodies, like cars, differ in this regard. A bigger body like a bigger car requires more fuel to run than a […]

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News Briefs

Muscle up and reduce your risk of prediabetesA recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shows that higher muscle mass (relative to body size) is associated with better insulin sensitivity and a lower risk of diabetes and prediabetes. Although previous studies have shown that very low muscle mass is a risk […]

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Get the Scoop with Emma Stirling

The scoop on vitamin D Emma Stirling APD There’s been hot debate lately about the pros and cons of getting your little ray of sunshine. Nutritionists have long understood the importance of sunlight in helping people meet their vitamin D requirements. And we are learning more and more about the role of vitamin D 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. Fresh nectarines with port wine drizzleLate summer fruit and […]

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Busting Food Myths with Nicole Senior

Myth: A big belly isn’t that badFact: A big belly – while very common, especially in men – is bad news for your health.There are a lot of folks struggling to wrap their arms around their special someone, and a lot of special someones struggling to tie their own shoelaces because of a big belly. […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay What’s missing from traffic light labelling?Like many countries, Australia is in the midst of an overweight/obesity epidemic and this in turn is creating an epidemic of diet-related chronic diseases, most notably type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke). Australian Government policy guidelines around food labelling have “agreed to tackle […]

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GI Update

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questionsCan you explain to me why controlling your insulin levels is important for trimming inches off your waistline?Controlling insulin levels is the name of the game when it comes to being able to tighten your belt a notch to two because insulin is a leading player in the fat storage […]

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