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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.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Associated Press
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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