GI DietThe concept of the glycaemic index was developed by Canadian Dr. David Jenkins in 1980-81.  His research showed that some starchy foods could have similar effects on blood sugar to simple sugars, depending how quickly they were absorbed.  Although other books preceded his, Rick Gallop popularised the GI Diet as a means to weight loss with a series of books, the first being published in 2002.  Australian Professor Jennie Brand-Miller and her associates published  The Low GI Diet  in 2004. >Glycaemic Index (G.I.)