Research Roundup

February 2013 Issue

Research Roundup: February 2013

Saving carbs until dinner may lower diabetes risk. A low-calorie diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner may influence the hormones that control hunger and fullness, according to researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Among 63 obese subjects, those who consumed carbs at dinner experienced less hunger, lower weight and body fat, and better inflammatory outcomes than those on a diet with carbs spread throughout the day. This may result in better weight loss, as well as a reduced risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in obese people.

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