Study: Rice May Cause Diabetes



Eating white rice may increase the risk for diabetes type 2– a condition that affects millions of Latinos, according to a recent study by Harvard University, Univision reports.


For the study, researchers reviewed “four earlier studies involving more than 352,000 people from China, Japan, the United States, and Australia who were tracked between four and 22 years.” At the end of their review, researcher Qi Sun and his team concluded that individuals who have three to four servings of rice a day were 1.5 times more likely to have diabetes than those who ate less.

“People should try to make a switch from eating refined carbs like white rice and white bread to eating more whole grains,” Sun told Time magazine.

Experts believe the high glycemic index in rice is to blame for the increase diabetes risk.


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