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Glycemic Index

"Glycemic Index" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A numerical system of measuring the rate of BLOOD GLUCOSE generation by 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. These numbers do not correspond to calories or amounts of food intake but rather, depend on the rates of digestion and absorption of these food items.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Glycemic Index" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Glycemic Index" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 160 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 2007
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