White rice increases the risk of diabetes type

The risk of diabetes type increases (and serious!), If you regularly eat white rice, said experts from the Harvard School of Public Health (USA). They analyzed the results of previous studies and evidence between eating cereal and the likelihood of disease, to see where the trend is obvious — in Asia or in the West.

White rice — a product that has undergone all stages of sanding, despite the lower content of nutrients (fiber, magnesium, and vitamins) than brown, spread it unlike wider. White rice has a high glycemic index, that is, its use increases the risk of diabetes type. The average number of rice eaten varies in Western and Asian countries. Thus, the usual norm in China — four servings per day, the Europeans also limited to five or less servings a week.

Harvard researchers examined the results of four studies, two of which were conducted in China and Japan, and the rest had to deal with the residents of the U.S. and Australian (none of the first test did not suffer from diabetes). The link between eating white rice and risk of this disease has been identified in Asia and in the West, and it is apparent in women. It was also found that the more a person is eating rice, the greater the risk of becoming a victim of diabetes: according to the authors, each serving of cereal (about 158 g) increases the chance of the disease by 10%.

The researchers recommend to prefer whole grain products instead of refined carbohydrates. If people will listen to this advice, can slow the epidemic of diabetes, with which the world is struggling unsuccessfully for decades.

Results of the study were published in British Medical Journal.

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