The mainstays of most of the diet regimens of the last 30 years have been the GI (glycaemic index) rating score as well as its cousin the glycaemic load. Famous best-selling diet books such as the G-Plan Diet, the South Beach diet all used the index in some way and changed the way we thought about carbohydrates. Now a detailed new study pays this score – and how we use it – some closer scrutiny.
Children are manifesting increased rates of adult diseases like . And they are getting diseases that used to be unheard of in children, like . So why is this happening? Here Dr Robert Lustig, arch critic of sugar/fructose, writes about his new obesity study published this week.