:: Volume 3, Issue 3 (Autumn 2013) ::
J Fasa Univ Med Sci 2013, 3(3): 230-234 Back to browse issues page
Correlation between quality and quantity of dietary carbohydrate and obesity in a group of women from Ahvaz
Farideh Shishehbor, Zahra Shamekhi 1, Majid Karandish, Seyed Mahmoud Latifi
1- , z_shamekhi2007@yahoo.com
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Background & Objective: Obesity and being overweight are one of current nutritional disorders found in many developed and developing countries such as Iran, it seems that recently the role of carbohydrates in the formation of such illness has been considered. Studies conducted in the field of obesity and quality and quantity of carbohydrate (glycemic index and glycemic load) have had inconsistent results. Therefore, This study evaluates the relationship between dietary glycemic index and glycemic load and some indicators of obesity.
Material & Methods: The subjects were 95 healthy Iranian females aged 25-55 y .dietary GI, GL assessed from six24 hour food recalls. Anthropometric measurements were taken according to standard methods. Information such as history of disease and genetics was collected by a questionnaire. Independent sample t test, correlation confident ، one–way ANOVA Were used to investigate the correlation between dietary glycemic index and glycemic load and anthropometric measurements.
Results: The mean dietary GI was 72.8 and the mean dietary GL was 154.4. After making the necessary adjustments for potential dietary and non-dietary confounding factors, no significant association was seen between dietary GI, GL and BMI, waist circumference, waist to hip ratio in healthy women.
Conclusion: The fact that there was no relation between dietary GI and GL and anthropometric measurements in healthy women may be due to the fact that results obtained from overweight samples were not reported in the current study.
Keywords: glycemic index, glycemic load-BMI
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nutrition
Received: 2012/04/15 | Accepted: 2013/01/14 | Published: 2013/09/23


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