glycemic index


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gly·ce·mic index

 (glī-sē′mĭk)
n.
A numerical index given to a carbohydrate-rich food that is based on the average increase in blood glucose levels occurring after the food is eaten.

[From glycemia, presence of glucose in the blood : glyc(o)- + -em(ia) + -ic.]
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A dietary factor that has been associated with acne is intake of food with a high glycemic index (the ranking on a scale of 0-100 of carbohydrate foods based on how fast they raise blood glucose levels and, therefore, insulin levels).
Eating foods with a lower glycemic index had no effect on those indicators.
She referred to a controlled intervention study that randomized 43 male patients with acne aged 15-25 years to a low glycemic load diet, or to a carbohydrate dense control diet without regard to glycemic index for 12 weeks (Am J Clin Nutr.
The glycemic index rates one's blood sugar response to a food in relation to glucose, a simple sugar and ranked at a base standard of 100.
Aside from this, Be RICEponsible Campaign Director Hazel Antonio said that although brown rice has high sugar content, because of its low glycemic index and high fiber content, it takes longer for its sugar to be converted into blood sugar.
Slower digestion results in a slower release of glucose into the bloodstream, so food products made with RS Wheat have a lower glycemic index.
A The Glycemic Index (GI) is a rating system that measures the effect a carbohydrate food has on your blood-sugar levels.
According to the international table of glycemic index, the GI of different varieties of honey is in 32-87 range [5].
The correlation between the glycemic index and the factors related to cardiovascular risk are not fully known.
Glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) have been associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in some but not all cohort studies.
Glycemic index (GI) and carbohydrate quality plays an important role in disease prevention, according to a scientific consensus statement released in June 2013 at the International Scientific Consensus Summit on Glycemic Index in Stresa, Italy.
In studies of patient populations controlled for differences in dietary content alone, independent of weight loss or exercise changes, diets with high glycemic index foods, low whole grain and fiber content, and low fruit and vegetable content are associated with an increased incidence of metabolic syndrome (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, multiple large cohort studies).