White Rice Consumption Not Associated With Higher Risk Of Type-2 Diabetes: Study

[NDTV, 12/14/18]  A new study published in the European Journal of Nutrition has said that high consumption of rice is not associated with higher risks of Type-2 diabetes.

Asian diets tend to include a lot of white rice, which is said to have a high glycaemic index and starch. This is why consumption of white rice is said to increase the risk of developing high blood sugar levels, leading to Type-2 diabetes. The condition results from the body’s inability to use insulin- a hormone that is produced in the body to regulate blood sugar levels. In Type-2 diabetes, the body develops insulin resistance and is not able to use the hormone to control blood sugar. However, a new study published in the European Journal of Nutrition has said that high consumption of rice is not associated with higher risks of Type-2 diabetes. The study, which was conducted by National University of Singapore (NUS), focused on incidence of diabetes in Asian populations, as their diets tend to be rich in white rice. The team assessed whether or not high intake of rice, noodles and bread was linked to higher Type-2 diabetes risk in a small ethnic Chinese population……….

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