Kyle Leon : The chances of developing an adult type 2 diabetes increases when eating white rice, according to a new study based on a combined analysis of Two earlier had participated in nearly 350,000 volunteers. As shown, the more they eat white rice, both were at higher risk of diabetes. The studies were conducted in United State of America. Asians eat a lot more rice than what the residents of the West, consuming an average of three to four servings versus one to two servings per week respectively. "Each additional serving of white rice per day was associated with small but statistically significant increased risk of beginning of diabetes," said lead researcher of the School of Public Health, Harvard University,
Kyle Leon Review : "Our data show that there is no problem when you eat one or two servings of rice a week, but when you exceed these quantities there is a problem." The correlation can be explained by the effects of white rice sugar levels in the blood. The white rice has a relatively high Glycolic Index, GI, when we consume it rapidly increases the levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. In contrast, foods with a low GI, such as brown rice, increase at a slower pace, thus causing more prolonged satiety hunger and maintaining more stable blood sugar.
Moreover, white rice, which is the processed form of brown rice, contains less, nutrients, such as fiber and magnesium, which may contribute to the prevention of type 2 diabetes, the study - published in the "American Medical Journal”, Its conclusions were extracted after the researchers took into account other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, such as obesity and sedentary lifestyle. The volunteers participated in studies of 4 to 22 years. All were healthy at the start, but by the completion of the 13,800 who developed type 2 diabetes.