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12 July 2012

Low-GI diet doesn't curb appetite

Lowering the glycaemic index or carbohydrate content of mixed meals reduces blood glucose and insulin levels throughout the day without influencing satiety, new research shows.

Lowering the glycaemic index (GI) or carbohydrate content of mixed meals reduces blood glucose and insulin levels throughout the day without influencing satiety, new research shows.

Dr Greenway and colleagues tested postprandial glucose and insulin response, as well as subjective hunger and satiety, in 26 otherwise healthy overweight or obese adults. Each participant received four diets (high GI, high carbohydrate; high GI, low carbohydrate; low GI, high carbohydrate; low GI, low carbohydrate) in random order with a three-day washout between diets.

 
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