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Using the glycemic index to stave off holiday weight gain

Posted December 10, 2014, 3:56 pm , Updated April 21, 2015, 3:19 pm Beverly Merz, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch As the holiday season gets underway, you might wonder why you feel compelled return to the office cookie tin or to sample the party’s dessert platter more often than you probably should. The glycemic index—a measure of how fast carbohydrates are turned into sugar—offers an answer. The cakes, cookies, and candies tempting…

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