Health potential of polyols as sugar replacers, with emphasis on low glycaemic properties

@article{Livesey2003HealthPO,
  title={Health potential of polyols as sugar replacers, with emphasis on low glycaemic properties},
  author={Geoffrey Livesey},
  journal={Nutrition Research Reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={16},
  pages={163 - 191}
}
  • G. Livesey
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition Research Reviews
Abstract Polyols are hydrogenated carbohydrates used as sugar replacers. Interest now arises because of their multiple potential health benefits. They are non-cariogenic (sugar-free tooth-friendly), low-glycaemic (potentially helpful in diabetes and cardiovascular disease), low-energy and low-insulinaemic (potentially helpful in obesity), low-digestible (potentially helpful in the colon), osmotic (colon-hydrating, laxative and purifying) carbohydrates. Such potential health benefits are… 
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