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ea0037ep616 | Obesity and cardiovascular endocrinology | ECE2015

A low glycaemic index, low glycaemic load snack based on stevia and fortified with vitamin D, improves metabolic/hormonal profile, and compliance in normal subjects and prediabetics; results from a 4 months, controlled trial

Livadas Sarantis , Dastamani Antonia , Stefanaki Charikleia , Mantzou Emily , Painesi Areti , Papanikolaou Eleni , Chrousos George

Introduction: Half of subjects following a low-calorie dietary program cannot tolerate its nutritional restrictions and abandon it. A realistic approach to overcome this obstacle is the addition of low glycaemic index (GI), low glycaemic load (GL) snacks in their nutrition. Stevia, a potent, low calorie natural sweetener exerts anti-hyperglycaemic and insulinotropic activities. Furthermore, Vitamin D deficiency may affect diabetes development in the long run.<p class="abst...