COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSION

This website and all information, data, documents, pages and images it contains is copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth of Australia) (as amended) and the copyright laws of all member countries of the Berne Union and the Universal Copyright Convention. Copyright in the website and in material prepared by GI News is owned by …

GI NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2022

GI News is published online by the University of Sydney, School of Life and Environmental Sciences and the Charles Perkins Centre, and delivered to the mailboxes of our ~100,000 subscribers. Our goal is to help people choose the high-quality carbs that are digested at a rate that our bodies can comfortably accommodate and to share …

DIABETES REMISSION: FACT OR FANTASY?

If you have had a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, can it be reversed or ‘cured’ if you do all the right things? This was a question that scientists at the University of Glasgow asked themselves in 2015 when they began the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT (1)). They recruited people aged 20-65 years who …

DIETS FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND DIABETES REMISSION

Several studies have now shown that diabetes remission is possible in some individuals with type 2 diabetes (See Perspectives for more details). Significant weight loss is a key contributor to achieving remission, but the best type of diet to achieve and maintain weight loss and achieve diabetes remission is still unclear. To try to answer …

VERY LOW ENERGY DIET PRODUCTS

There’s an enormous range of meal replacement products on the market and all of those tested have a low GI. With their carbohydrate content averaging 20g or less per serve the GL is also very low. The majority of products in this market are meal replacement beverages, but the category also includes various bars, soups, …

FARRO

A new study has shown how a modified Mediterranean diet (‘Med-plus’) was able to match a well formulated low carbohydrate keto diet in achieving significant improvement in blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes (1). And the Med-plus diet did better in reducing cardiometabolic risk factors and improving nutrient intakes. Both …

COPYRIGHT AND PERMISSION

This website and all information, data, documents, pages and images it contains is copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth of Australia) (as amended) and the copyright laws of all member countries of the Berne Union and the Universal Copyright Convention. Copyright in the website and in material prepared by GI News is owned by …

GI NEWS – JULY 2022

GI News is published online by the University of Sydney, School of Life and Environmental Sciences and the Charles Perkins Centre, and delivered to the mailboxes of our ~100,000 subscribers. Our goal is to help people choose the high-quality carbs that are digested at a rate that our bodies can comfortably accommodate and to share …

‘ULTRA-PROCESSED FOODS’ – ANOTHER RED HERRING?

It’s nothing new to demonise food processing. As a student of food science and nutrition, I read on one hand that food processing was necessary, helping to preserve foods and prevent food wastage, while on the other hand, it was a necessary evil that stripped foods of important nutrients. Milling of wheat grains into white …

‘ULTRA-PROCESSED FOODS’ AND HEALTH OUTCOMES: MORE RESEARCH NEEDED

A group of Australian and Spanish researchers have published a systematic review and meta-analysis looking at the association between consumption of ‘ultra-processed foods’ and various health outcomes. The review included 43 observational studies and found that consumption of ‘ultra-processed foods’ was associated with an increased risk of overweight, obesity, abdominal obesity, all-cause mortality, metabolic syndrome …