06/15/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Richmond, VA – A new study suggests replacing white rice with brown may aid in reducing diabetes risks. As reported by HealthDay News, researchers found that the substitution of brown rice or another whole grain may reduce Type 2 diabetes risks by 16 percent.
Dr. Qi Sun, an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston researcher, and lead researcher of the study, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “This is an important message for public health. White rice is potentially harmful for the risk of type 2 diabetes…Over the last decade, rice consumption in the U.S. has really increased a lot, but more than 70 percent of the rice consumed is white rice. People should replace white rice with brown rice or whole grains.”
More information about the study may be found in the June 14 publication of the Archives of Internal Medicine journal.
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