Health

To track carbs, tap into the glycemic index and its cousin

(HealthDay)—Rather than just counting carbs, you might want to get familiar with the glycemic index and the glycemic load, numeric weighting systems that rank carb-based foods based on how much they raise blood sugar.

Diabetes

How useful is the glycemic index?

If you could rank foods from best to worst and base your eating decisions on that, it would certainly make healthy eating easier. For some people, the glycemic index seems to offer just that possibility, assigning scores ...

Diabetes

Magnesium, T2DM link seen in poor-carbohydrate-quality diet

(HealthDay)—The correlation between higher magnesium intake and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes is stronger in the context of poor-carbohydrate-quality diets, according to a study published online Oct. 4 in Diabetes Care.

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