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Relationship between adherence to diet, glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 1 diabetes: a nationwide survey in Brazil

Posted March 9, 2014

To determine the relationship between adherence to the diet reported by patients with type 1 diabetes under routine clinical care in Brazil, and demographic, socioeconomic status, glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors.

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Coconut sugar: A low GI sugar rich in amino acids and B vitamins

Posted November 20, 2013

Coconut sugar, also called coconut sap sugar, is a sugar derived from the sap of coconut tree flowers. It has been used as a traditional sweetener for centuries in regions where coconut trees flourish, such as Southeast Asia. Coconut sugar is mostly comprised of sucrose, which gives it a sweet, caramel-like flavor. Unlike refined white sugar, coconut sugar is minimally processed, and few if any chemicals are added to it, meaning that most of its minerals are left intact. For this reason, coconut sugar has become increasingly popular in the West as a substitute to white and brown sugar, and it is commonly sold in health food stores.

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Irish seaweed extracts could lower glycaemic response, says researchers

Posted August 27, 2013

Irish algal extracts can lower glycaemic response and could be used in functional foods for diabetics, claims research published in the journal Food Chemistry.

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Coenzyme Q10, Glycemic Control, and Lipid Levels in Type 2 Diabetics

Posted July 24, 2013

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving 64 type 2 diabetic patients, supplementation with 200 mg/d coenzyme Q10 for a period of 2 weeks was found to be associated with reductions in serum hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) (8 vs. 8.61), and improvements in total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels.

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Study Shows Peanuts Keep Satisfying Hunger For Longer

Posted July 22, 2013

New research has shown eating peanuts and peanut butter helps manage hunger for longer, even beyond lunch if you eat peanuts at breakfast, and stabilise blood sugar levels for an increased time. The findings of the study “Acute and second-meal effects of peanuts on glycaemic response and appetite in obese women with type 2 diabetes risk: a randomized cross-over clinical trial”, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, are good news for everyone and especially people who are overweight and who are at higher risk of diabetes.

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The effect of peanut and grain bar preloads on postmeal satiety, glycemia, and weight loss in healthy individuals: an acute and a chronic randomized intervention trial

Posted March 27, 2013

Peanut consumption favorably influences satiety. This study examined the acute effect of peanut versus grain bar preloads on postmeal satiety and glycemia in healthy adults and the long-term effect of these meal preloads on body mass in healthy overweight adults.

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Increasing Evidence Links High Glycemic Index Foods and Dairy Products to Acne

Posted February 20, 2013

A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has determined that there is increasing evidence of a connection between diet and acne, particularly from high glycemic load diets and dairy products, and that medical nutrition therapy (MNT) can play an important role in acne treatment.

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Legumes May Aid Glycemic Control in Diabetes

Posted October 23, 2012

Eating more legumes such as beans and chickpeas may help improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers found. In a randomized controlled trial, patients who ate at least an additional cup of legumes per day had a greater reduction in HbA1c than patients who increased their insoluble fiber consumption for 3 months (-0.5% versus -0.3%, P<0.001), David Jenkins, MD, PhD, of the University of Toronto, and colleagues reported online in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Low-Glycemic Foods Could Help Your Cholesterol Levels

Posted August 13, 2012

During the past couple of decades, following a diet that focuses on low-glycemic-index (GI) foods has become increasingly popular, especially in the treatment and prevention of diabetes. It’s so helpful for diabetes in particular because the glycemic index is a measure that helps assess the blood sugar-raising effects of various foods. The lower the GI, the less of an effect it will have on your blood sugar, which is the ultimate goal in treating diabetes.

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Low-Glycemic Diets Burn Most Calories

Posted July 12, 2012

Young adults who recently lost weight burned more calories eating a low-glycemic diet than those who ate more carbohydrates, according to a study conducted at Children’s Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.

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