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Why do people put on differing amounts of weight?

Our Body’s Blood Glucose Response

Our Body’s Blood Glucose Response

Based on our daily diet patterns, apart from stress levels, exercise and sleep, we end up affecting our blood glucose response. High GI (Glycaemic Index) is generally thought to be bad for us, while Low GI food is considered good.

New research is finding out that different people of the same gender and age can react differently to the same kind of diet, and the traditional classification of High and Low GI is not uniform for everyone.

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