Thursday, April 15, 2010

Watch Out, Women!

"Glycemic Index (GI)" is a common term which you can always come across in GTF Worldwide Sdn Bhd. So what does this GI actually tells a person when its value goes up or ends low? GI actually measures how carbohydrates in your body affect your blood sugar levels. Simply put, when carbohydrate breaks down very quickly and rapidly, and release broken down sugars into your bloodstream, that will trigger a high GI value. For low GI, it's just in the contrary, when carbohydrates break down slowly to release simple sugars into bloodstream, low GI will be obtained instead.

Through consuming large amount of calorie as part of your diet, that could cause a series of harmful consequences, with the likes of increasing unnecessary fats, as well as contributing the reduction of good cholesterol, that is, HDL cholesterol. Although many of you may have understand this theory, but what today's scientific research found is a little bit different than what we've known previously.

Yes, indeed such kind of diet will do us no good. In addition, all of us think that through such diet implementation, further illness such as insulin resistance could unveil their wicked tails. And while everyone thinks that males would be the gender who is exposed to this at greater risks, but a recent study showed us otherwise. It reveals that for it is relatively riskier for women who consume diet with high GI. That is, women will have greater risks in encountering heart complication compare to men should both genders consume the same amount of high calorie foods.

The study was conducted among men and women. From these participants, one-fourth of the women were selected to consume the most carbohydrates overall. And the result of this study showed that these one-fourth of women actually had approximately twice the risks of having heart disease compare to the other one-fourth of women who consumed the least calorie. While for men, under the overall carbohydrate intake program, glycemic index and glycemic load, surprisingly were not associated with heart disease risk in men.

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