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Glycemic Index

A numerical system of measuring the rate of BLOOD GLUCOSE generation from a particular food item as compared to a reference item, such as glucose = 100. Foods with higher glycemic index numbers create greater blood sugar swings.

Year introduced: 2003

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Tree Number(s): G07.203.650.660.500, J01.576.423.850.730.750.500, N06.850.601.750.500

MeSH Unique ID: D038321

Entry Terms:

  • Glycemic Indices
  • Glycemic Index Number
  • Glycemic Index Numbers

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