Sponsored Satellite Program: The Glycemic Index 40 Years Later: A Fresh Look at Its Reliability, Utility and Value
Sponsored By: Alliance for Potato Research & Education
This activity was originally presented at NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE.
Over the past 30 years, the glycemic index (GI) has increasingly been used as shorthand for carbohydrate food quality, with some calling for its use in federal and global dietary guidance and policy. However, GI was not originally intended to be a broad-based tool, but rather a measure of predicted glycemic impact in people with type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that the GI's inter- and intra-individual variability limits its real-world utility, and reliance on GI has not been shown to improve overall diet quality or health outcomes compared to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines’ healthy dietary patterns. In this session, top researchers discuss more recent findings that demonstrate the GI’s limitations and offer new recommendations to more meaningfully assess the true quality of carbohydrate foods.
- Describe the purpose of the glycemic index and how it was developed
- Summarize the body of scientific evidence connecting carbohydrate intake and GI values to health outcomes
- Effectively communicate the limitations of the Glycemic Index as a maker for carb quality
This Sponsored Satellite Program includes the following presentations:
- Inter- and Intra-Individual Variability in Glycemic Response to a Single Food
- Glycemic Index vs Precision Nutrition to Predict Postprandial Glycemic Response
- Panel Discussion
Chair: Mitch Kanter, PhD – Alliance for Potato Research & Education (APRE)
Speaker: Nirupa R. Matthan, PhD – Scientist 1/Associate Professor, Tufts University
Speaker: Mindy A. Patterson, PhD, RDN – Associate Professor, Texas Woman's University
- 1.00 Attendance
Learners are eligible to download a Certificate of Attendance upon activity completion. A Certificate of Attendance confirms the learner has completed the activity and does not confer any continuing education credit to the learner from ASN.