Diabetes risk jumps w/ increased white rice intake

LOS ANGELES

The new study found that people in Asia, who ate the most white rice, were at the highest risk. After collecting data from China, Japan, the U.S. and Australia, researchers found the risk of Type 2 /*diabetes*/ went up by 10 percent with each increased serving of white rice.

Researchers recommend that people should eat more whole grains, including brown rice, instead of refined carbohydrates like white rice. They say this can help slow down the global diabetes epidemic.

The study was published in the British Medical Journal.

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