Higher consumption of white rice regularly is associated wit
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Higher consumption of white rice regularly is associated with an increased risk of diabetes, observes a paper published after studying 1,32,373 individuals from 21 countries over 9.5 years. 6,129 individual newly developed diabetes in this period.

The paper published in the recent edition of journal Diabetes Care, indicates that the higher the consumption of white rice, the greater the risk of developing diabetes. The highest risk, according to the paper, was seen in South Asia, which had the highest consumption of white rice at 630gm a day. In Southeast Asia, it was 239 gm a day, and in China, which the paper says has no significant association, 200 gm a day.

The study acknowledges the role of reduced physical activity as a contributing factor, as also increase in obesity rates, while it does adjust for various other diabetogenic factors, including family history. “We cannot say that eating white rice is the only cause for diabetes. There are indeed other factors. However, it is clear that the combination of decreased physical activity and high consumption of carbohydrates doubles the risk of getting diabetes,” said researchers.

Trying to establish the link, the paper advances a couple of theories. “It is known that excess rice consumption leads to postprandial glucose spikes that, in turn, lead to compensatory hyperinsulinemia to maintain euglycemia. Over time, the b-cells become exhausted, leading to b-cell failure and diabetes,” the paper argues.

Further, it reasons that it is possible that the type of rice is different in China (sticky rice), that the vegetables, pulses or meat consumed with the rice blunts the GL (Glycemic Load) of the rice, or that the consumption of rice itself has decreased in China in recent times.

Source: https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/early/2020/08/31/dc19-2335
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Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i
Dr. V●●●●●●j D●●●i Legal Medicine
Trying to correlate rice-eating with diabetes mellitus, can only be looked into if the other most important factors such body weight are taken into consideration. If not rice & wheat, what are people supposed to eat as staple diet to fulfill body-requirements of energy - ie carbohydrates & sugars ? It is established knowledge that as far as diabetes causing effect (or calories ie energy per 100 gm) is concerned, there is insignificant difference between wheat & rice, when body weight is not above the proper BMI. So, the fuss about rice is medically unjustified, as long as the body weight is taken care of. Is there any doubt about this?... Read more
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Dr. L●●l S●●●●●a
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You can eat any tips of rice with adqate amount of exercise and we' ll adjusted dose insulin injectionh has kept me absolutely fit for 10 years. Only small amount of insulin injection. I am happily ever after with that regime.
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Dr. L●●l S●●●●●a
Dr. L●●l S●●●●●a General Medicine
Diabetis is a big killer we Know but you have to handle it with care. Then you can conqar it.
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