GI News—September 2013

Why cheese doesn’t have a GI value;  Nicole Senior checks out almonds – that great all rounder;   Make the most of almonds with recipes from Michael Moore and Anneka Manning;   Obesity and diabetes: the gene factor;  Obesity and diabetes on the up, downunder;   New GI values for Yoplait Petit Miam.   GI News Editor: Philippa […]

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What’s New?

Obesity and diabetes: The gene factor.  Using careful definitions and measurements of body fatness, Professor Lesley Campbell and Dr Arthur Jenkins have shown that obesity that runs in families of people with type 2 diabetes is due to a large number of rare variants in many different genes. Their study was published in PLOS ONE. […]

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Nicole’s Taste of Health

Almond amore.   I love almonds (and nuts in general actually) but I’m not the only one as these crunchy little numbers have been a delicacy throughout history. They originated in China before spreading throughout Europe. And speaking of loving almonds, the ancient Romans would give newlyweds almonds as a fertility charm. Even now sugar-coated […]

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In the GI News Kitchen

Here’s how you can cut back on the food bills and enjoy fresh, easily, seasonal, satisfying and delicious low or moderate GI meals that don’t compromise on quality and flavour one little bit with our Money Saving Meals including chef Michael Moore’s Chilled apple, pear & quinoa porridge with raw almonds from Blood Sugar: the […]

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We Are What We Ate

Say cheese, but when?  The processing of milk and particularly the production of cheese were critical in early agricultural societies as it allowed the preservation of milk in a non-perishable and transportable form and, of primary importance, it made milk a more digestible commodity for early prehistoric farmers. However, while we do know a fair […]

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GI Symbol News with Dr Alan Barclay

Dr Alan Barclay Overweight, obesity and diabetes are on the up downunder.  The latest results from Australia’s largest population health study, AusDiab, show that rates of diabetes continue to increase around the nation. When AusDiab began in 1999–2000, 8.5% of the adult population 25 and over had diabetes; in 2011–12 that number had increased to […]

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GI Update with Prof Jennie Brand-Miller

Prof Jennie Brand-Miller answers your questions.  Why doesn’t cheese have a GI value? Other dairy foods like milk and yoghurt and even ice cream do.  The glycemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates on a scale from 0 to 100 according to the extent to which they raise blood glucose levels after eating. Only […]

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