According to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, people who eat white rice regularly have a significantly higher chance of developing type 2 diabetes. The study results came from data collected in four studies, two in Western countries including the United States and Australia, and two Asian countries, China and Japan. The Asian countries were an important aspect of the study because these cultures tend to eat more white rice than the Western world.
Researchers found people in each country were more likely to get type 2 diabetes the more white rice they ate, and woman were more at risk than men. It is assumed that this is because white rice is low in nutritional value and, unlike brown rice, it is low in fiber, magnesium and vitamins.
Refined carbohydrates such as white rice do not do not nourish the body properly. Therefore, researchers suggest eating foods that can provide the body with the nutrients it needs like whole grains and vegetables.
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