BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Different diets work better for different people according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science. According to their findings, customized diets might actually be the best way to help people lower their obesity risks as different people may react in very different ways to the same diet, which might work for some but not for others.
Anyone that’s tried dieting knows that certain food products are recommended in many dietary plans because of their nutritional values, but people that have tried diets before also know that they don’t all work as well for everyone. This may be due to the study’s recent discovery concerning the fact that the same food could affect the blood sugar levels people have differently in every case. In other words, it also depends on our bodies how the same food is processed from case to case.
The study was published in the Cell journal and focused on finding out whether there exists a correlation between diet and eating habits as well as individual glycemic indexes. Researchers studied several health factors and dietary options of 800 people and asked participants to record their daily food intake using a mobile application.
The people participating were given the same breakfast as researchers wanted to identify the link between diet and food intake based in the glycemic indexes of the individuals. They found that although people were given the same breakfast, their bodies’ reactions to eating it were different.
This proved that personalized diets that cater to the needs of each individual could help patients better fight against obesity. Creating individualized diets for patients would seem to be necessary in order to prevent the onset of life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and several heart diseases. The risk of these diseases increases in the case of overweight and obese people.
Researchers explained that individual diets composed by doctors or nutritionists according to each patient’s needs and medical history could prove to be a lot more effective than the traditional diets which mainly focus on loss of fat and may seem to have a wrong approach towards weight-loss according to this study.
The results of the new study might soon encourage specialists to shift their focus towards individual diets as they seem to be far more efficient in helping people lose weight and fight against obesity. Not only will the new findings help doctors change their approach when it comes to helping their patients lose weight, but they will also benefit patients who must maintain their blood sugar levels in check.
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