Impact of a low glycemic index diet on hospital stay following coronary artery bypass grafting
I have always considered hospitals as a dangerous place to be, and a large part of that is because the food served is incredibly bad from a quality standpoint. We know that refined carbs and hydrogenated oils suppress the immune system and this can surely contribute to the large number of nosocomial (hospital acquired) infections that end up putting these same patients BACK in the hospital!!
This study finds that a healthy, less refined diet leads to a quicker release from the hospital after heart surgery by about 2.5 days. Multiply 2.5 days by the cost of a typical hospital stay and the numbers are astounding. So, the question is–would hospitals want to feed better food to have patients in less time and generate less income?
Retrospective analysis of the impact of a low glycaemic index diet on hospital stay following coronary artery bypass grafting.