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Low GI diets prevents disease

A new study shows that diets with a high GI or a high GL will increase your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It also shows there is evidence a diet high in high GI foods is linked to high blood glucose, gall stones and some cancers.

Carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion have a high glycemic index. Carbohydrates that break down slowly, releasing glucose gradually into the blood stream, have a low glycemic index.

The GI study

The study reviewed the results of 37 studies of almost two million healthy men and women worldwide.

They found that those who eat a diet low in GI foods were more likely to avoid heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, some cancer and other lifestyle diseases.

The study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Researchers conclusions

Lead Author Alan Barclay told Medical News Today, “The key message from this study is that the GI of your diet is a powerful predictor of disease risk. Grandma was right, you are what you eat.”

Medical News Today provides a list titled Ten tips for reducing the GI of your diet which provides some helpful ideas for including more low GI foods in your diet.


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