||Simon, Oswald R; Gaskin, Robert St. C.|
||Supporting evidence for the use of cassava (manihot esculeta) products instead of wheat flour products in the diet of the diabetic|
||West Indian med. j;37(2):100-5, June 1988.
||The extent of blood glucose increases produced by products of cassava and wheat flour were compared in experiments performed in cats and rats. In normal anaesthetized cats, a meal of 500 mg grated cassava preparation produced a mean maximum blood glucose increase which is 200 percent less than the mean maximum blood glucose increase produced by a meal of 500 mg wheat flour preparation. In diabetic rats, a 20 gm homogenous mixture, consisting of 50 percent cassava bammmy and 50 percent rat chow that was eaten within a 24-hour period, produced a mean blood glucose increase which is 221 percent less than the blood glucose increase produced by a 20gm homogenous mixture, consisting of 50 percent wheat flour bread and 50 percent rat chow and eaten over a similar period of time. The lower glycaemic reponses of the cassava preparations therefore represent significant advantages over wheat flour preparations, for its (cassava preparation) inclusion in the diet of the diabetic (AU)|
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