2nd Feature

November 2002 Issue

Glycemic Index: Gateway To Good Health Or Grand Waste Of Time?

A decades-old theory—the glycemic index—is still rattling around, despite the fact that critics contend it can never be of practical use. It’s been put on the back burner of science more often than warmed-over vegetables. Now, the theory is on the front burner again. But with a twist. An alternative measure has emerged called "glycemic load," which some experts say is a more meaningful tool. And evidence is emerging that it may be

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