Low-glycaemic diets and health: implications for obesity.

  title={Low-glycaemic diets and health: implications for obesity.},
  author={Geoffrey Livesey},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  volume={64 1},
The present review considers the background to terminology that relates foods, glycaemia and health, including 'available carbohydrate', 'glycaemic index' (GI), 'glycaemic glucose equivalent', 'glycaemic response index' and 'net carbohydrate', and concludes that central to each of these terms is 'glycaemic load' (GL). GL represents the acute increase in exposure of tissue to glucose determined by foods; it is expressed in ingested glucose equivalents (per 100 g fresh weight or per serving), and… CONTINUE READING
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