Fine white rice can significantly increase the incidence of type 2 diabetes. The British Medical Journal published an article on March 15th, an analysis of 350,000 people, followed by 4 to 22 years of analysis showed that Asians intake of 3 white rice per day, the incidence of diabetes increased by 11% The risk of diabetes increased by 55% compared with the least.
The impact of white rice on high-intake areas cannot be ignored. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed four published studies in China, Japan, Australia, and the United States.
Subjects in two Asian countries consumed an average of three to four rice a day, while subjects in two Western countries only consumed one to three rice per week.
The study showed that studies conducted in China and Japan found that people with the highest intake of white rice had a 55% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with the least intake; as for white rice, the intake of white rice was far less than that of the United States and Japan. People who consume the most white rice have a 12% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with the least intake.
This is because the smooth appearance of rice eaten in many countries is mainly obtained by machine shelling and grinding, but such grains mainly contain starch. In contrast, brown rice contains more fiber, magnesium and vitamins than white rice, and has a lower glycemic index. The glycemic index is an indicator of sugar content.
The researchers pointed out that there is still a need to further study the link between “white rice and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes”, and it is still necessary to include well-known high-sugar and high-fat diets in the taboo list.