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A Low-GI Diet Better for Avoiding Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A study of 4,099 non-diabetic elderly patients has found that a low-glycemic index diet reduces the incidence and severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of irreversible blindness.

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People on Low Glycemic Diets Lose More Weight

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Low-Glycemic Diet Works Better Than Low-Fat Diet for People With High Insulin Secretion

Which diet works best for you may depend on whether or not you are secreting high levels of insulin. From September 2004 to December 2006, researchers monitored 73 obese young adults who ate either a low-fat diet (55 percent carbs and 20 percent fat) or a low-glycemic diet (40 percent carbs and 35 percent fat).

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Glycemic Index Can Be Good News for Glucose Levels

The glycemic index of foods you eat could be the reason that one day you find your sugars out of control, but you’re shocked, because you haven’t strayed from your diabetes nutrition guidelines.

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Fruit Spreads Are Low in Calories, Low on the Glycemic Index
Fruit Spreads Are Low in Calories, Low on the Glycemic Index

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Low Glycemic Load Diets Improve Heart Health

A diet with a low glycemic load may be more effective in reducing cardiovascular disease risk than a conventional energy-restricted, low-fat diet, according to the researchers at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Sugar-Free Line Now Richer and Creamier With a Lower Glycemic Index
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Low Glycemic Index Eating: The Science Behind the Numbers
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The Glycemic Index—A Little Bit of History
The Glycemic Index—A Little Bit of History

Before 1981, all patients diagnosed with diabetes were given dietary exchanges to follow when planning their meals or snacks. While exchanges were formulated for all food groups, the main focus for glycemic control was on carbohydrates. At the time these guidelines were established, focusing on portions seemed appropriate since the Nutrition Facts Label was not available.

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