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Low Glycemic Index Diets and Weight Loss

In research conducted at the Harvard Medical School on "The Effect of Carbohydrates on Glycemia", it has been consistently shown from studies in adults lasting up to six months that more weight was lost in subjects following a diet rich in low-GI carbohydrates compared to reduced-energy diets, reduced-fat diets, or high-GI carbohydrate diets.

It was also shown that the long-term ingestion of high-glycemic index carbohydrates increases the risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Glycemic Index and Coronary Heart Disease

The Harvard study also found a body of evidence supporting the use of low-GI and GL diets (Glycemic load is the quality of GI and the quantity consumed of that food), rich in dietary fibre, beginning at early adulthood to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Glycemic Index Diet, Diabetes and Weight Loss

Research published in the Lancet has shown that “Diet alone should be the first line management for patients with newly diagnosed adult-onset diabetes mellitus”, and the Nuttfall study of high carbohydrate diets in diabetes management, stress that high glycemic carbohydrate foods which raise postprandial glucose concentration be avoided.

One dieter with diabetes, who has been following The Living System’s low glycemic diet, wrote:

“Last week I lost 4lbs and my total loss now is 13lbs in 8 weeks. The best result has been my sugar levels, which were regularly over double figures, had lowered to 6.7. There is a lot of diabetes in my family, and my mum (a medicating diabetic who was one step away from insulin injections) has lost 24lbs, cut out 1 tablet and is recording her lowest blood sugar levels in 12 years.”

Source: Medevoice.co.uk/

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