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Table 6 Post-prandial oxidation of carbohydrates, fat and protein in grams for subjects on a low GI and high GI diet (n = 9)

From: Does the ingestion of a 24 hour low glycaemic index Asian mixed meal diet improve glycaemic response and promote fat oxidation? A controlled, randomized cross-over study

  Low GI High GI
  CHO (g) Fat (g) Protein (g) CHO (g) Fat (g) Protein (g)
Breakfast 27.1 (2.8) 6.3 (1.6) 8.0 (3.1) 28.5 (3.3) 5.3 (1.8)* 9.3 (1.1)
Lunch 50.2 (6.4) 11.3 (2.7) 13.7 (5.3) 56.4 (4.9)*** 8.1 (2.1)** 15.9 (1.9)
Snack 30.2 (2.9) 4.9 (1.3) 7.4 (2.9) 32.4 (3.4) 3.9 (1.6) 8.6 (1.0)
Total 107.5 (8.7) 22.6 (4.9) 29.1 (11.3) 117.3 (9.8)** 17.3 (4.9)** 33.8 (4.1)
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SD; GI: glycaemic index; CHO: carbohydrate
  2. *p <0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001 (paired students t-test) when comparing the macronutrients between the low and high GI diet