Is There a Link Between Eating White Rice and Type 2 Diabetes?

By First Posted: Sep 9, 2020 Wed 8:41 PM
 
Is There a Link Between Eating White Rice and Type 2 Diabetes?
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Eating white rice on a steady basis may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes. Each additional daily serving of white rice, may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 10%, according to the study, which investigated the results of four previous studies involving 352,384 participants from four countries: China, Japan, U.S. and Australia.

The researchers found that people who ate the most rice—three to four servings a day—were 1.5 times more likely to have diabetes than people who ate the least amount of rice. In addition, for every extra-large bowl of white rice a person ate each day, the risk rose 10 percent. The link was stronger for people in Asian countries, who eat an average of three to four servings of white rice per day. People in Western countries eat, on average, one to two servings a week.

White rice has a high glycemic index, meaning that it can cause spikes in blood sugar. Previous examination has linked high glycemic index foods with increased type 2 diabetes risk. As per the latest report, white rice is not the only red flag for a diabetes-prone diet. People should try to make a switch from eating refined carbs like white rice and white bread to eating more whole grains.

So, if you are habituated to eat white rice, cut down from today.

 

 
 
 
 
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