Researchers: Brown Rice Is The Right Rice Choice
By Mike Boyle

Are you a rice lover? Are you or someone you know at risk for developing type 2 diabetes?

Well, the choice for you and that someone when it comes to eating rice is brown rice if you want to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. So says a group of Boston researchers who published their findings on June 14 online with the Archives of Internal Medicine.

The Boston research team, led by Dr. Qi Sun, of Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women`s Hospital, assessed rice intake and type 2 diabetes risk among nearly 40,000 men and more than 157,000 women in three long-running studies of doctors and nurses. Altogether, 10,507 of them developed type 2 diabetes during follow up, reports Reuters.

Across all three studies, having more white rice in the diet was associated with an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes.

"In general, the public should pay special attention to their carbohydrate intake and try to replace refined carbohydrates, including white rice, with whole grains," Dr. Sun told Reuters.

Read much more on the study here, plus take a look at an abstract how the study was conducted and its conclusions here.

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Originally posted June 15, 2010.