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The glycemic index, glycaemic index, or GI is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion, releasing glucose rapidly into the bloodstream, have a high GI; carbohydrates that break down more slowly, releasing glucose more gradually into the bloodstream, have a low GI.
Study: Low glycemic diet does not improve insulin sensitivity or cardiovascular risk factors

Study: Low glycemic diet does not improve insulin sensitivity or cardiovascular risk factors

Nutrition experts are continually debating the nutritional value of carbohydrate-containing foods and whether some are healthier than others. High carbohydrate foods are classified by how much they increase blood sugar; known as glycemic index. In new findings led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, researchers looked at glycemic index' effect on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes and found that low glycemic diets did not improve insulin sensitivity or cardiovascular risk factors. [More]
Mexican students create zero calorie sweetener for people with diabetes, hypertension, obesity

Mexican students create zero calorie sweetener for people with diabetes, hypertension, obesity

Since Elsa Martinez was diagnosed with type II diabetes she made sure to be informed about those food products that wouldn't aggravate her health. [More]
Potatoes can be part of a weight loss program, shows new study

Potatoes can be part of a weight loss program, shows new study

The study, a collaborative effort between the University of California at Davis and the Illinois Institute of Technology, sought to gain a better understanding of the role of calorie reduction and the glycemic index in weight loss when potatoes are included in the diet. [More]
Study: Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce coronary heart disease risk

Study: Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce coronary heart disease risk

A recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland shows that dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids include fish, vegetable oils, and nuts. [More]
Specific foods and dietary patterns help prevent, control diabetes

Specific foods and dietary patterns help prevent, control diabetes

In a comprehensive review of recent randomized clinical trials and observational studies of diabetes and nutrition, Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard School of Public Health investigators have identified specific foods and dietary patterns that are beneficial in preventing and controlling diabetes. [More]
Almonds can help reduce inflammation in people with poorly controlled diabetes

Almonds can help reduce inflammation in people with poorly controlled diabetes

Evidence continues to mount supporting the role of almonds and other tree nuts as part of an overall dietary pattern that is beneficial for those with type 2 diabetes. Three new studies suggest a relationship between regular consumption of tree nuts, such as almonds, and improvement in various markers of health in type 2 diabetes. [More]
Eating beans, peas, chickpeas can increase fullness, may lead to better weight management

Eating beans, peas, chickpeas can increase fullness, may lead to better weight management

Eating about one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can increase fullness, which may lead to better weight management and weight loss, a new study has found. [More]
Whey protein drink can control erratic glucose levels associated with type 2 diabetes

Whey protein drink can control erratic glucose levels associated with type 2 diabetes

Blood sugar surges - after-meal glucose "spikes" - can be life threatening for the 29 million Americans with diabetes. Diabetic blood sugar spikes have been linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, kidney failure, and retinal damage. [More]
Study examines mechanism of bone-protective properties of California dried plums

Study examines mechanism of bone-protective properties of California dried plums

Fifty-seven million Americans suffer from low bone density or osteoporosis, a disease which causes bones to become so weak and brittle that even a minor fall or other stresses may cause fractures. [More]
Improving type 2 diabetes management: an interview with Sir Michael Hirst, President of the International Diabetes Federation

Improving type 2 diabetes management: an interview with Sir Michael Hirst, President of the International Diabetes Federation

One study suggested that 42 percent of people with type 2 diabetes who are treated for the disease do not reach their blood sugar goals, putting them at higher risk of organ and tissue damage, blindness and even death. We wanted to explore potential causes of clinical inertia among physicians and people with diabetes, which may lead to sub-optimal care. [More]
Canola bread diet experiences reduction in blood glucose levels and LDL cholesterol

Canola bread diet experiences reduction in blood glucose levels and LDL cholesterol

Canola is Canada's oil and new research from St. Michael's Hospital suggests it should also be one of the oils of choice for people with Type 2 diabetes. [More]
Studies reveal effect of almonds on diet quality, appetite, adiposity and cardiovascular disease risk factors

Studies reveal effect of almonds on diet quality, appetite, adiposity and cardiovascular disease risk factors

​Six new almond-related research studies will be presented next week in San Diego at the American Society of Nutrition (ASN)'s Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2014 (EB). [More]
New sweetener from tequila plant may aid diabetes, weight loss

New sweetener from tequila plant may aid diabetes, weight loss

A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for the 26 million Americans and others worldwide who have type 2 diabetes and help them and the obese lose weight, researchers said here today. [More]
New study explores ways to prevent unhealthy weight gain among rural school-aged children

New study explores ways to prevent unhealthy weight gain among rural school-aged children

In the United States, children don't eat enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Instead, their diets typically include excessive amounts of sugars and solid fats, counter to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations, increasing the risk of obesity and diabetes. A team of investigators implemented a two-year intervention study in low-income, rural areas where a disproportionately higher risk of overweight and obesity habits among children persists, leading to increased risk of diabetes and heart disease in adulthood. The children enrolled in the study consumed significantly more fruits and vegetables. [More]
Acne and diet: an interview with Dr Katerina Steventon, Research Fellow, HONEI, University of Hull

Acne and diet: an interview with Dr Katerina Steventon, Research Fellow, HONEI, University of Hull

The typical Western diet tends to have a high glycemic index. High glycemic index foods are e.g. white bread, processed cereals, snacks, cakes and deserts, sweets and also instant foods like burgers and fried chicken. [More]
HONEI review shows that high glycemic index foods can exacerbate acne

HONEI review shows that high glycemic index foods can exacerbate acne

A review carried out by the University of Hull has shed new light on the relationship between acne and diet. Published in Dermatological Nursing, the comprehensive review assesses the latest evidence and findings about the effects of food and nutrition on acne and suggest that high glycemic index foods such as milk could exacerbate the skin condition. [More]
Lipidation states in certain proteins in the brain differ depending on genotype, cognitive diseases

Lipidation states in certain proteins in the brain differ depending on genotype, cognitive diseases

The lipidation states (or modifications) in certain proteins in the brain that are related to the development of Alzheimer disease appear to differ depending on genotype and cognitive diseases, and levels of these protein and peptides appear to be influenced by diet, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Neurology, a JAMA Network publication. [More]
Medical nutrition therapy can play an important role in acne treatment

Medical nutrition therapy can play an important role in acne treatment

A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has determined that there is increasing evidence of a connection between diet and acne, particularly from high glycemic load diets and dairy products, and that medical nutrition therapy (MNT) can play an important role in acne treatment. [More]
UAB dietitian suggests five foods for healthier eating

UAB dietitian suggests five foods for healthier eating

With the hectic hustle and bustle of daily life — managing family, career, home and more — it is no wonder that creativity in the kitchen can fall to the wayside. To help people get out of a food rut and eat healthier this year, a dietitian from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) suggests adding five foods to the grocery cart. [More]
Tips to achieve dieting success

Tips to achieve dieting success

There are a wide range of estimates pinpointing the amount of weight Americans gain over the holidays, but one thing is for sure – you know it when you feel it. On the heels of the average American consuming more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day, it's no wonder that for many "Black Friday" can feel like "Fat Friday." [More]