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Monday, June 14, 2010

BBC News - White rice 'raises diabetes risk', say US experts

White riceWhite rice has a higher glycaemic index than brown rice

Replacing white rice with brown rice and wholemeal bread could cut the risk of diabetes by a third, US experts say.

White rice poses a diabetes threat because it causes steep rises in blood sugar, say Harvard researchers in Archives of Internal Medicine.
Brown rice and other wholegrain foods are a healthier option as they release glucose more gradually, they say. More...
This study is very scary and the implications of this study, for the large segment of the worlds population, who eat white rice daily, is staggering.

John H. Armwood 

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