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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...
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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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