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Is the Glycemic Index Reliable and of Any Use?

The glycemic index has crept upon our food experience. Once a term used by people in white lab coats, reserved to diabetes clinics, it's now part of popular weight-loss programs (South Beach, Zone) and disease prevention plans; the low glycemic index claim is now a selling point plastered on food labels. Haven't immersed yourself in the glycemic index yet? It's never too late.
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