Glycemic Index and the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

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Changes in diet and physical activity levels, both alone and in combination, reduce the progression of impaired glucose tolerance to diabetes. Two large US prospective population studies have demonstrated a doubling of the relative risk of developing type 2 diabetes for both men and women when the habitual diet is characterized by a high glycaemic index and high fat content. A similar protective effect against diabetes has been reported in populations consuming high-fiber foods and high quantities of fruit, and one would predict that these diets would also have a low glycemic index.

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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