glycaemic load

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A measure of the potential effect of a portion of food on blood glucose levels. The glycaemic load (GL) is calculated by taking the percentage of a food's carbohydrate (CHO) content per portion and multiplying it by its glycaemic index (GI) value: thus, GL = CHO content per portion × GI/100. Thus the same food will have different glycaemic loads depending on how big a portion is eaten.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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