The researchers also say more studies with longer follow-up times are needed.
“We’re doing the next study,” Aronne told Reuters Health. “We’re doing a longer study and we’re looking at some of the other key hormones.”
As of now, he said, the theory is that the absorption of the carbohydrates is somehow slowed down by eating vegetables, which are low on the glycemic index.
“This shows that the highly desired foods can be a part of a diet if we sneak them in there,” Aronne said.