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glycaemic index

Line breaks: gly|caem¦ic index
Pronunciation: /ɡlʌɪˈsiːmɪk
 
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(US also glycemic index)

Definition of glycaemic index in English:

noun

A figure representing the relative ability of a carbohydrate food to increase the level of glucose in the blood.
Example sentences
  • The glycemic index measures the blood glucose profile of carbohydrate foods.
  • And that relationship is strengthened if you bring in the glycaemic load, and the glycaemic load is the glycaemic index times the carbohydrate per serve.
  • They're now looking at whether carbohydrates with a high glycemic index also boost blood pressure and body fat.

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