GI News—November 2011

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  • GI pioneer Prof David Jenkins on GI and the best diet for longterm health
  • Prof Jennie Brand-Miller on GI and mixed meals
  • Babies and blood glucose
  • Why physical activity matters for managing BGLs
  • The scoop on sugar-free foods
  • Does taking vitamin supplements make you healthier?
  • New GI values for Vita-Weat Lunch slices, Up&Go Breakfast Yoghurt and Hollywood Foods More Than Pasta

Prof David Jenkin’s Glycemic index of foods: a physiological basis for carbohydrate exchange published in 1981 dramatically changed our understanding of carbohydrates and their effect on our bodies. Since then, research around the world has highlighted that the GI has implications for everybody including helping people maintain weight loss. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its publication in AJCN, Fiona Atkinson, Manager of SUGiRS spoke with Prof Jenkins about the background to publishing the original paper and his current thoughts on GI, diet and health in general and Dr Alan Barclay reports on the incredible GI research journey.

Good eating, good health and good reading.

Editor: Philippa Sandall
Web management and design: Alan Barclay, PhD