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The glycemic index concept in action.
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PMID:  18175764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The glycemic concept is already being used as a means of differentiating products in the food industry. The aim of this summary is to show how the glycemic concept is being used by the food manufacturing industry, how it is perceived and understood by consumers, and how different countries rate its importance in terms of regulatory provision and consequent labeling implications. The use of the glycemic index (GI) is the most prominent form of labeling in the marketplace to date, and the use of GI symbol programs and other labeling initiatives are considered. The Australian market has been exposed to the GI phenomenon the longest, and consumer awareness in this market is very high. However, on a global scale, the picture is very different, and consumer awareness varies considerably. A broader view of how the global consumer uses nutritional labels is given. I also review how consumers are willing to adopt foods that offer health benefits in general and, more specifically, from the glycemic concept. I also summarize aspects to be addressed for consumers to benefit from the glycemic concept in action in the longer term.
Helen L Mitchell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0002-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-07     Completed Date:  2008-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  244S-246S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Danisco Sweeteners Ltd, Surrey, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Dietary Carbohydrates / classification*,  metabolism*
Food / classification*
Food Analysis
Food Labeling / legislation & jurisprudence,  standards*
Glycemic Index*
Great Britain
South Africa
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Carbohydrates

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