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Metabolic effects of low glycaemic index diets

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, January 2009
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Metabolic effects of low glycaemic index diets
Published in
Nutrition Journal, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-8-5
Pubmed ID

Gabriela Radulian, Emilia Rusu, Andreea Dragomir, Mihaela Posea


The persistence of an epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes suggests that new nutritional strategies are needed if the epidemic is to be overcome. A promising nutritional approach suggested by this thematic review is metabolic effect of low glycaemic-index diet. The currently available scientific literature shows that low glycaemic-index diets acutely induce a number of favorable effects, such as a rapid weight loss, decrease of fasting glucose and insulin levels, reduction of circulating triglyceride levels and improvement of blood pressure. The long-term effect of the combination of these changes is at present not known. Based on associations between these metabolic parameters and risk of cardiovascular disease, further controlled studies on low-GI diet and metabolic disease are needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 1%
Australia 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Romania 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 197 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 54 26%
Student > Master 36 17%
Researcher 25 12%
Student > Postgraduate 21 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 10%
Other 31 15%
Unknown 18 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 55 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 51 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 31 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 19 9%
Social Sciences 6 3%
Other 25 12%
Unknown 19 9%

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