What Is The Economic Effect Of The Glycemic Impact Of Foods?

Filed under: Health — @ October 21, 2009

Washington State Economics Professor Dr. Trent G. Smith

Because of the quality content about diet, health, and low-carb living that I provide at my blog and podcast show, I have been blessed to have quite an eclectic and highly-educated group of people who follow my work. And interestingly enough, some of them are interested in aspects of obesity and disease that go outside the realm of nutrition and medicine. Today I’d like to share about one of these readers and invite you to participate in an investigation he is conducting on the topic of the glycemic impact of consuming certain foods.

His name is Trent G. Smith, Ph.D. and he is an assistant professor of economic sciences at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Dr. Smith recently wrote to me after reading my blog interview with Good Calories, Bad Calories author Gary Taubes (and listen to my podcast interview with Taubes here, here, and here) and he wanted to share with me about a lecture he recently posted about this whole issue of blood sugar, insulin, and the connection certain foods have on them. It may seem odd to think an economics professor would care about such things, but there are certainly economic consequences to making poor dietary choices and especially when those choices are heavily promoted as “healthy” by governmental and nutritional health authorities.

Click here to read more about Dr. Smith’s personal investigation into the glycemic effect of foods on blood sugar and the economic ramifications of it.


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