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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Scientific research is divided in terms of the usefulness of the glycemic index as a parameter for choosing foods that lead to weight loss.
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Pressure-cooked white rice was 30 percent lower on the glycemic index than any other type of cooked rice -- that's good.
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At the Summit, scientists reviewed the latest research on glycemic index (a measure of carbohydrate quality), glycemic load (a measure that combines carbohydrate quality and quantity in real-world portion sizes), and overall issues of glycemic response (how the body's management of blood sugar is affected by both food and lifestyle, over time).
The glycemic index is a measure of how much a food raises blood glucose levels compared with the same amount of glucose or white bread.
Glycemic index, one method of evaluating carbohydrates, is a measure of how a particular carbohydrate food affects blood sugar levels and it was developed to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels.
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But for patients asking about the glycemic index, it helps to be able to offer the latest information on the value of eating foods with a low index.
The study sought to gain a better understanding of the role of potatoes and the glycemic index in weight loss, largely because some have questioned the inclusion of potatoes in a weight loss regimen due to the vegetable's designation as a high glycemic index (HGI) food.