Limiting Carbs to Dinner-Time Increases Satiety, Reduces Risk for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Research Finds

Limiting Carbs to Dinner-Time Increases Satiety, Reduces Risk for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease, Research Finds

 

An experimental diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner could benefit people suffering from severe and morbid obesity, according to new research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The diet influences secretion patters of hormones responsible for hunger and satiety, as well as hormones associated with metabolic syndrome. In this way the diet can help dieters persist over the long run, and reduce risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The research was carried out by research student Sigal Sofer under the auspices of Prof. (Emeritus) Zecharia Madar, at the Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition at the Hebrew University's Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment. (Prof. Madar is now Chief Scientist at Israel's Ministry of Education.)

(Read Complete Article at ScienceDaily, Nov 12, 2012)