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Can White Rice cause Diabetes?

Posted by Dr.Trupti on Sat, 26 Feb 2011         
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According to a research eating white rice increases the risk of developing diabetes. While eating brown rice instead of white rice cuts down the risk of developing diabetes almost by 33%. White rice has a higher glycemic index (GI). After eating white rice there is a sudden increase in the post-prandial blood sugar level (BSL). This is one of the triggering factors for the development of type-2 diabetes. Eating brown rice had exactly the opposite effects. A diet that is high in brown rice helps ... Read More
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07 Mar 11
4:46 PM

Hi Trupti, I think that no food as such cause diabetes. There are no evidence to it. If any food that can cause diabetes is milk. What you said is correct about white rice have high GI. Brown rice (the one that i always have for lunch) has enough bran that reduces the release of glucose in the blood. But white rice, mostly double polished rice, quicky raise the blood sugar level. Pradeep, www.DiabetesReader.com


05 Mar 11
4:16 AM

Hello Lachmi, you are certainly right. However there is not much difference in the calorie content of white rice and brown rice. There are about 151 calories per 100gm of plain white boiled rice, while brown boiled rice has about 140 calories per 100gm. While trying to cut down weight what matters more is the portion size.

Lachmi Deb Roy

27 Feb 11
10:46 AM

But if you want to cut down on weight I feel brown rice is much better than white rice....Am I right?

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