Study: Eat White Rice, Up Your Risk Of Suffering Type 2 Diabetes

If you’re concerned about contracting type 2 diabetes, you may want to consider laying off white rice. That’s according to Harvard School of Public Health researchers, who released a study that collected data from loads of other research to posit that people whose diets rely on white rice tend to be more at risk of being diagnosed with the condition.

The analysis, released in the British Medical Journal, rounded up studies from China, Japan, Australia and the United States to come to its conclusions, the most damning of which says that each white rice serving you eat per day ups your risk by 10 percent.

Authors of the study recommend sticking with brown rice and other whole grains rather than processed white rice, which is rich in refined carbohydrates.

White rice consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: meta-analysis and systematic review [British Medical Journal via Nurse.com]