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Influence of bread volume on glycaemic response and satiety.
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PMID:  17092376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The role of carbohydrates in health and disease has received a high profile in recent years, in particular the glycaemic index (GI) as a physiological classification of carbohydrate foods. A common carbohydrate source in the UK is white bread, which is considered to have a high GI value and low satiety value. In the present study, the possibility of favourably altering the GI of white bread by manipulating bread structure (loaf form) was investigated. In a randomised repeated-measures design, ten subjects were tested for glycaemic and satiety responses to four loaves of varying volume, but of consistent macronutrient content. Peak plasma glucose levels and GI values were shown to be significantly reduced by lowering loaf volume (P=0.007, P<0.001 respectively). In addition, a greater satiety index (SI) was seen with decreased loaf volume (P<0.001). In conclusion, the present study demonstrates that reducing the volume of white bread, which is generally considered to be high-GI and low-SI, can favourably alter metabolic and appetite responses. Relatively small differences in the GI of regularly consumed starch foods have been shown to have beneficial effects on health.
Pat Burton; Helen J Lightowler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of nutrition     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0007-1145     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-09     Completed Date:  2007-01-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372547     Medline TA:  Br J Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  877-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nutrition and Food Science Group, School of Biological and Molecular Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Glucose / analysis*
Dietary Carbohydrates / administration & dosage*
Gastric Emptying / physiology
Glycemic Index
Middle Aged
Postprandial Period
Satiety Response / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/Dietary Carbohydrates

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