White rice has recently been considered a harmful food. This is due not only to the ability to gain excess weight. Scientists in a new study found that the use of the product is the cause of diabetes.
Researchers recruited about 130,000 volunteers to participate in the study. The experiment lasted for 10 years. Thanks to the results obtained, experts have found that eating white rice increases the risk of diabetes. During the grinding and polishing of the food, large amounts of nutrients, in particular vitamin B, are removed. At the same time, cereals have a high glycemic index, which provokes a jump in blood sugar levels.
An experiment conducted about 8 years ago, in which 45,000 volunteers participated, allowed researchers to find that the risk of diabetes is increased by 11% in people who eat white rice. But this indicator varied depending on the country where the study was conducted. Experts decided to find out the reason for this result. Participants from 21 states were involved. As a result, it turned out that the disease was often detected in the inhabitants of South Asia, where cereal is one of the main products. Also, with the help of additional analysis, it was found that this region is home to the largest number of people with a genetic predisposition to diabetes, as well as those whose lifestyle contributes to the manifestation of the disease. Volunteers from South Asian countries who eat a lot of rice ate low-fiber foods, dairy products and meat in their diets.
For this reason, people with a predisposition to the disease need to reduce the amount of white rice they eat or replace it with unpolished brown rice. It is also important to lead a healthy lifestyle and review the diet for variety and healthiness. If you have any health problems, you should consult a doctor.