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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 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]
Mindful eating reduces weight and blood sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes

Mindful eating reduces weight and blood sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes

Eating mindfully, or consuming food in response to physical cues of hunger and fullness, is just as effective as adhering to nutrition-based guidelines in reducing weight and blood sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. [More]
Glycemic load raises colon cancer recurrence risk

Glycemic load raises colon cancer recurrence risk

Increased glycemic loads and high carbohydrate consumption may increase the risk for colon cancer recurrence, show the results of a US study. [More]
Carbohydrate-rich food intake may cause recurrence of colon cancer

Carbohydrate-rich food intake may cause recurrence of colon cancer

Colon cancer survivors whose diet is heavy in complex sugars and carbohydrate-rich foods are far more likely to have a recurrence of the disease than are patients who eat a better balance of foods, a new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers indicates. [More]
Legume intake reduces heart disease risk in diabetes patients

Legume intake reduces heart disease risk in diabetes patients

Diabetes patients who incorporate legumes as part of a low glycemic index diet improve their glycemic control and reduce their risk for coronary heart disease, a study shows. [More]
Insights into link between fat-hoarding genes and ancient diet

Insights into link between fat-hoarding genes and ancient diet

Why do Native Americans experience high rates of diabetes? A common theory is that they possess fat-hoarding "thrifty genes" left over from their ancestors - genes that were required for survival during ancient cycles of feast and famine, but that now contribute to the disease in a modern world of more fatty and sugary diets. [More]
Nutrisystem announces debut of enhanced weight management plan for people with diabetes

Nutrisystem announces debut of enhanced weight management plan for people with diabetes

Nutrisystem, a leading provider of weight management products and services, today announced the debut of its enhanced weight management plan for people with diabetes, Nutrisystem D. [More]
Glycemic index varies from one type of rice to another

Glycemic index varies from one type of rice to another

Research analysing 235 types of rice from around the world has found its glycemic index (GI) varies from one type of rice to another with most varieties scoring a low to medium GI. This finding is good news because it not only means rice can be part of a healthy diet for the average consumer, it also means people with diabetes, or at risk of diabetes, can select the right rice to help maintain a healthy, low GI diet. [More]
UPM researchers develop a functional biscuit for celiac patients

UPM researchers develop a functional biscuit for celiac patients

Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) have patented a biscuit which is made from teff flour, suitable for celiac patients, and, thanks to its nutritional properties, it is ideal for sportsmen, diabetics and people with anemia. [More]