GI News—April 2008

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Grandma was right, you are what you eat. Read all about it in Food for Thought. A new meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provides compelling evidence that high GI diets increase your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. There’s also evidence for links between high blood glucose and gallstones and even some cancers. In News Briefs we look at the balance of protein to carbs in extending lifespan (in fruit flies!) and a new Dutch study that found people eating a low GI diet had higher levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol, improved insulin sensitivity and reduced chronic inflammation. Also this month we have two inspiring Success Stories, three delicious recipes plus Catherine Saxelby’s tips on getting enough iodine and why it matters in Feedback. You'll be pleased to hear we have put all our podcasts in one place in the right-hand column under 'Podcasts'.

Good eating, good health and good reading.

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GI News Editor: Philippa Sandall
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