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What is the difference between the glycemic index and load?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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Similar: The glycemic index is just a comparison measure to show the differences in glycemic load between foods. They are looking at the same thing.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between low glycemic index and low glycemic load?

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Dr. Gurney Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine 29 years experience
A Little vs A Lot: The glycemic index is a number representing the ability of a food, relative to that of glucose, to increase the level of glucose in the blood. Low glycemic index foods will increase your blood sugar {glucose} a little and high glycemic index foods will increase your blood sugar a lot. Here is a good source that describes the glycemic index: http://nutritiondata.Self.Com/topics/glycemic-index.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

What is the glycemic index and glycemic load for corn tortillas?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Glycemic index is 70: The glycemic index is 70 and glycemic load is 7.7 for one corn tortillas. I hope this helps.

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