Gaesser has authored an article in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in which he explains that diets high in carbohydrates are almost universally associated with slimmer bodies. He cites studies in the US that indicate that high carb diets are linked to better weight control.
Carbohydrates have been categorized into "good" carbs and "bad" carbs according to their glycemic index, a measure of how much they raise blood sugar. But according to Gaesser, digestion is a complicated process and there is no way to know the glycemic load of a whole meal.
"Bad Carbs" Not the Enemy, U Va. Professor says