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Glycemic Index diet has superior results over low fat diet

The glycemic index diet which promotes the consumption of ‘good’ carbohydrates has proven beneficial for heart health and is less likely than a low-fat diet to slow down the metabolism. These are the preliminary findings of a small study. ‘Bad’ carbohydrates are considered those that cause a sudden increase in blood sugar. Researchers found that people on the glycemic diet lost a similar amount of weight to those on a low fat diet but they had a decrease in triglycerides and a greater reduction in C-reactive protein, both of which help reduce the risk of heart disease. The low-glycemic dieters suffered fewer hunger pangs and a lower degree of metabolism slow down than those on the low-fat diet. These effects tend to help people stick to their diet long term.

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About: Glycemic Index diet has superior results over low fat diet

Date: 23 November 2004

Source: Associated Press

Author: Lindsey Tanner


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