Glycaemic index and glycaemic load values of a selection of popular foods consumed in Hong Kong
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AbstractThe objective of the present paper is to provide glycaemic index (GI) and gglycaemic load (GL) values for a variety of foods that are commonly consumed in Hong Kong and expand on the international GI table of Chinese foods. Fasted healthy subjects were given 50 g of available carbohydrate servings of a glucose reference. which was tested twice. and test foods of various brands of noodles (n 5), instant cereals (n 3) and breads (n 2), which were tested once, on separate occasions. For each test food, tests were repeated in ten healthy subjects. Capillary blood glucose was measured via finger-prick samples in fasting Subjects (- 5.0 min) and at 15, 30. 45, 60 90 and 120 min after the consumption of each test food. The GI of each test food was calculated geometrically by expressing the incremental area under the blood glucose response curve (IAUC) of each test food as a percentage of each subject's average IAUC for the reference food. GL was calculated as the product of the test food's GI and the amount of available carbohydrate in a reference serving size. The majority of Gl values of foods tested were medium (a GI value of 56-69) to high (a GI value of 70 or more) and compared well with previously published values. More importantly, our dataset provides GI values of ten foods previously untested and presents values for foods commonly consumed in Hong Kong
All Author(s) ListLok KY, Chan R, Chan D, Li L, Leung G, Woo J, Lightowler HJ, Henry CJK
Journal nameBritish Journal of Nutrition
Detailed descriptionFirst published online 28 Sept 2009, doi:10.1017/S0007114509992042.
Volume Number103
Issue Number4
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP): PDF allowed
Pages556 - 560
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsChinese foods; Glycaemic index; Glycaemic load
Web of Science Subject CategoriesNutrition & Dietetics; NUTRITION & DIETETICS

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