Your trusted partner in
clinical nutrition research.

in FOCUS

Why GI Labs?

At GI Labs, we are committed to maintaining the highest scientific standards and to maximizing value for our clients.

We meet your needs by providing accurate, independent, and confidential results with competitive pricing, fast turnaround times, and client ownership of intellectual property.

 

New study highlights the benefits of replacing animal proteins with plant proteins.

February is heart month, with a focus on heart health and new methods to prevent cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of death in both men and women North America. 

An exhaustive meta-analysis by Dr. John Sievenpiper and the research team at St. Michael's Hospital examined plant-based diets on cardiovascular disease prevention. Selecting randomized controlled trials that involved substituting plant proteins for animal proteins, reviewers found that plant proteins significantly lowered cholesterol levels in adults with and without hyperlipidemia.

The implications of this study are significant, since plant protein intake is generally low across the general population.  There is opportunity for people to increase their intake of soy, nuts, and pulses to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as opportunity for food manufacturers to position products containing these heart-healthy ingredients.

To read the article, click here.

Senior Scientists

President

Dr. T. Wolever MD, PhD

Vice President

Dr. A. Jenkins PhD, RD