Category: Metabolic Syndrome

17 Oct

Why Low-GI Diets Don’t Work

Diabetes, Hormones, Metabolic Syndrome 1 Comment by Scott Isaacs, M.D.
The GI, or glycemic index, is based on the blood-sugar response of eating a single food. But when’s the last time you ate only bananas for dinner? You can’t add up the GI index of individual foods in a meal and make a prediction of how your blood sugar will respond. Foods work together to impact blood sugar, and the GI doesn’t take that into account.
19 Sep

Can Probiotics Help You Lose Weight?

Based on the results of this study, one might conclude that replacing harmful bacteria in the gut to a healthier gut flora might result in a reduction in the components of metabolic syndrome. The hope is that probiotics would result in weight loss, decreased waist circumference, lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar and improved cholesterol profile.
28 Aug

Are the Bacteria in Your Gut Making You Fat?

A new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore has shown that certain strains of bacteria are associated with increased risk for the components of metabolic syndrome.