Foods with high glycemic index may spur carb addiction

06/27/2013 | Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), The

Men who ate foods with a high glycemic index experienced an increase in blood glucose levels that was followed by a sharp, rapid decline after four hours, which triggered hunger signals and activated the brain region associated with addiction, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed. Researchers said the findings suggest that carbohydrate addiction may be a real condition and that reduced intake of foods with a high glycemic index may help reduce the risk of overeating in overweight and obese individuals.

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