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Index

A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

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The effects of flexible low glycemic index dietary advice versus measured carboydrate exchange diets of glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes.
"Glycemic index is a tool that can be used in the present-day struggle with being overweight and obese, but it's just one tool," says Gerry Amantea, vice president of technical service for Hain Celestial Group Inc.
Eating foods with a lower glycemic index had no effect on those indicators.
A total of 773 subjects who achieved their target weight loss during the low-calorie-diet period were randomly assigned to continue a 26-week maintenance phase following a diet low in protein (13% of total energy consumed) with a low glycemic index; a diet low in protein with a high glycemic index; a diet high in protein (25% of total energy consumed) with a low glycemic index; a high-protein, high-glycemic index diet; or a control diet with moderate protein content and no guidelines regarding glycemic index (N.
Berries and fruits with edible skins, are also low on the glycemic index.
The glycemic index is a way of referring to the body's physiologic response to a particular food, specifically indicating how the food affects blood glucose levels, Ms.
"These cross-sectional analyses suggest that poor dietary carbohydrate quality as defined by dietary glycemic index, a modifiable risk factor, may increase the risk of [macular degeneration] through several common etiologic factors of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, including the formation of advanced glycation end products and increases in oxidative stress, inflammation, and hyperlipidemia," wrote the researchers.
The glycemic index (GI) is a scale that gauges how quickly a food's carbohydrates are converted to blood sugar.
Scientists at Crop & Food Research can help food producers determine the glycemic index and glycemic load of their products, including beverages, fruits, vegetables, breads, cereals, snack bars and meals.
Maar's THE EVERYTHING GLYCEMIC INDEX COOKBOOK (1593375816, $14.95) bases its recipes on the Glycemic Index, a measuring tool for blood sure rise and fall: as such it's a diabetic's cookbook, but also handy for those wishing to lose weight.
The phrase "glycemic index"--GI--is being tossed about a lot in wellness foods circles lately.
The next big diet trend that consumers are learning about is the Glycemic Index (think slow carb rather than low carb).