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    Low glycemic diets increase weight loss by 2 lbs more than standard diets

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    Tuesday, July 24, 2007 4:09 am Email this article
    A low glycemic diet increases weight loss by 2.4 pounds more than a standard diet according to a review of six previous studies. Cholesterol

    Low glycemic diet lowers cholesterol by 8-9 points compared to standard diet

    A low glycemic diet also decreased total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol by 8-9 points more than with a standard diet.



    Conclusion: Low glycemic diet better at causing weight loss and lowering cholesterol

    “Lowering the glycaemic load of the diet appears to be an effective method of promoting weight loss and improving lipid profiles and can be simply incorporated into a person’s lifestyle,” the authors concluded.


    Glycemic Index Tables

    Glycemic Index Tables found here

    Glycemic Index Tables of foods can be found here.


    Thomas D, Elliott E, Baur L. Low glycaemic index or low glycaemic load diets for overweight and obesity. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007, 3:CD005105.


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