Clinical Value of Glycemic Index Unclear
The concept that foods have different glycemic effects was advanced more than 20 years ago by Otto et al. (1981), and use of glycemic index as a possible tool for the management of type 1 diabetes and dyslipidemia was introduced nearly two decades ago by Jenkins (1985). Reports within the past several years suggest that an elevated glycemic index may be associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction, endometrial cancer, and insulin resistance and …

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