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White rice ‘increases diabetes risk’

Brown rice is often preferred as an alternative to white rice by those trying to lose weight but new findings may encourage more people to turn to it.

Scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, found that high consumption of white rice is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Their research revealed that those who consumed five or more servings of white rice per week had a 17 per cent increased risk of diabetes compared with those who consumed less than one serving each month.

It was also discovered that eating two or more servings of brown rice each week was associated with an 11 per cent reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes than eating less than one serving per month.

This research could come as a shock to those trying to shed pounds through Walter Kempner’s Rice Diet, which causes rapid weight loss in as little as two weeks, according to everydiet.com.

Have you tried the Rice Diet?

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15 Jun
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2 thoughts on “White rice ‘increases diabetes risk’”

  1. Chloe says:

    Havent tried the Rice Diet- but someone as simple as rice can increase the risk of Diabetes. What does the Rice Diet consist of? would be most likely put off by the idea of it increasing the risk of diabetes

  2. lauren says:

    wow! i love white rice but after reading this and knowing diabetes is in my family Ithink i iwll be turning to brown rice in the future.

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