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What is the definition or description of: glycemic index?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Glycemic index: Provides a measure of how quickly blood sugar levels (i.e., levels of glucose in the blood) rise after eating a particular type of food. The effects that different foods have on blood sugar levels vary considerably. The glycemic index estimates how much each gram of available carbohydrate (total carbohydrate minus fiber) in a food raises a person's blood sugar. Glucose has a GI of 100.
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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Glycemic index: Diet denotes a term used for weight loss diets based on blood sugar level . Ti help diabetic patient to gauge their eating habit
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