GI News—July 2012

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  • Prof David Katz on the perils of a sugar-coated scapegoat;
  • Might fructose actually be good for us?
  • Why people with diabetes don’t need special diabetic foods;
  • The scoop on pasta with Emma Stirling;
  • Nicole Senior explores the myth that humans don’t need to drink milk;
  • Can a low GI diet reduce the risk of birth defects? Prof Jennie Brand-Miller investigates.

‘For far too long, we have diverted public health from the benefits better eating would confer by bogging down in one-nutrient-at-a-time boondoggles,’ says Dr David Katz in Food for Thought. While Prof Winkler makes the point that our goal should be to make the healthy choice the cheaper choice. It’s hard to argue with such common sense. For Diabetes Awareness Week (8 to 14 July), Dr Alan Barclay reminds us that people with diabetes don’t need to splurge extra dollars that they can ill afford on special diabetic foods, as a healthy low GI diet will do the job.

Good eating, good health and good reading.

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