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GI diets don’t work – gut bacteria and dark chocolate are a better bet for losing weight

GI diets don’t work – gut bacteria and dark chocolate are a better bet for losing weight

The mainstays of most of the diet regimens of the last 30 years have been the GI (glycaemic index) rating score as well as its cousin the glycaemic load. Famous best-selling diet books such as the G-Plan Diet, the South Beach diet all used the index in some way and changed the way we thought about carbohydrates. Now a detailed new study published in Cell pays this score – and how we use it – some closer scrutiny.