Brown Rice Beats Diabetes


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Tuesday 15th June 2010

Eating brown instead of white rice could reduce your risk of developing diabetes, researchers claim. Experts at the Harvard School of Public Health explain that switching from white to wholegrain brown rice could cut your chances of developing the condition by up to 16%. Scientists hope that their findings can be used to curb the growth of type 2 diabetes - a condition that affects over 2.3 million people in the UK alone.

Researchers believe that substituting brown for white rice will allow people who are at risk of developing diabetes to better control their blood sugar levels after finding that wholegrain rice produces a lower insulin response in the body than white rice. However, researchers also found that people who rarely ate rice were less likely to develop diabetes than people who ate the starchy foodstuff regularly.

Researchers hope that their findings will help people to minimise their diabetes risk by making informed dietary choices.


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