glycemic index

noun
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of glycemic index

: a measure of the rate at which ingested food causes the level of glucose in the blood to rise; also : a ranking of foods according to the glycemic index abbreviation GI

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1981

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glycemic index

noun

medical Definition of glycemic index

: a measure of the rate at which an ingested food causes the level of glucose in the blood to rise
  • the insulin response caused by carbohydrate depends on the glycemic index…of the food
  • —Trevor Smith
also : a ranking of foods according to their glycemic index abbreviation GI

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