According to a new study, published in the Cell journal, it seems that individual diets could help prevent against obesity. Many were the studies that tried to link potentially deadly disease such as diabetes or obesities to poor eating habits. It would seem that there actually is a connection between what we eat and how we eat it.
A group of scientists, with varying medical specialties, such as nutrition or metabolic diseases, have performed a study in order to see if a correlation exists between diet and eating habits. And so, the Weizmann Institute of Israel, has approved a study group of approximately 800 persons. The group of scientists, led by doctors Eran Segal and Eran Elinav, wanted to see how the glycemic index varies, given a certain period of time and the type of diet.
Over the next days, the participants were asked to record, using a mobile application, their daily food intake. The participants were given the same breakfast meal. Researches wanted to ascertain how relevant is the link between food intake and diet based on the glycemic index.
The result of the study proved that individual diets could help against obesity. According to the paper, there was an actual correlation between food intake and glycemic levels, although the study revealed another stunning fact.
Although the scientists offered the same breakfast to each participants, based on the numbers, they reacted differently when eating it. This in term proves that a diet is necessary in order to prevent potentially life threatening disease such as diabetes and heart disease. But, you cannot use the same dietary course for each patient.
One of the researchers stressed out the fact that nutritional therapies could actually yield better results if it is correlated with the patient’s individual needs. Hence the traditional, and apparently, wrong approach of fat-loss diet, will soon turn into customized therapies. By simple rethinking the whole therapy, doctors can actually help their patients make a difference when it comes to fighting those extra kilos or when it’s simply a matter of the heart.
Elinav also stated that by using this individual diets, or tailoring diets, as he liked to call them, we can end up discovering the best way to control and keep at bay high levels of blood sugar.
The study benefits not only doctors who are struggling to come up with better dietary courses for their patients, but it can also help people understand how good eating habits can help hoard off a myriad of diseases.