Low GI diet may lower cholesterol in overweight patients

Primary healthcare researchers in Canada included four studies with a total of 212 people in their review.

Pooled data showed consuming a low GI diet compared to a high GI diet had a statistically significant impact on lipids, reducing total cholesterol by 0.27mmol/L and LDL by 0.23 mmol/L in just 5–12 weeks.

Bigger trials were needed, the authors said. Meanwhile, GPs could consider advising a low GI diet, as cholesterol reduction of 0.25mmol/L has been shown to impact