Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > Health Conditions A - L > Diabetes / Insulin Resistance / Metabolic Syndrome

Diabetes / Insulin Resistance / Metabolic Syndrome For discussion of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.

White rice consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes

Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 03-16-2012, 09:24 AM   #1
Community Support Team
Chemar's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 21,404
Lightbulb White rice consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes

White rice consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: meta-analysis and systematic review
BMJ 2012; 344 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e1454 (Published 15 March 2012)
Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1454

Conclusion Higher consumption of white rice is associated with a significantly increased risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in Asian (Chinese and Japanese) populations.
for more please go to

To avoid being logged out by default when making a lengthy post....
check the Remember Me box when you log in
(not for use on shared or public computers!)

Forgotten your user name and/or password?

if you need help using our community

Here is some
for New Members

Here are our
Chemar is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Lara (03-16-2012)
Unread 03-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #2
Grand Magnate
Lara's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,920

Thanks for posting the full article. That's very interesting research.

When I read the conclusion that you posted, I thought to myself "why"? Asian populations have been eating rice forever, but I guess they weren't eating over-refined or processed white rice as they do now. Actually many Australians eat a lot of rice too, but the generation before mine did not. I eat brown rice and basmati rice. Occasionally jasmine rice. Oh yes, sushi rice. (added later- which is basically short grain white rice I guess). Gosh, maybe I caused my daughter's insulin resistance.

I was under the assumption that basmati rice was better for us than white rice, but I don't know anymore. Maybe someone reading this will know???

There were several points in the research that I found stood out for me.
Among Asian populations, which consume white rice as a staple food, white rice is the predominant contributor to dietary glycaemic load. For example, in women living in Shanghai, white rice accounted for 73.9% of dietary glycaemic load7; in Japanese women, white rice explained 58.5% of dietary glycaemic load.25 In a meta-analysis that pooled data from cohort studies primarily done in Western populations, dietary glycaemic load was consistently associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.26
Compared with minimally processed whole grains such as brown rice, white rice has a lower content of many nutrients including insoluble fibre, magnesium, vitamins, lignans, phytoestrogens, and phytic acid, which are lost during the refining process.31
Thus, a high consumption of white rice may lead to increased risk of diabetes because of the low intake of beneficial nutrients, in addition to its higher glycaemic load. Meanwhile, more data are needed to shed light on whether the interaction by ethnicity is due simply to substantially different white rice intake levels or to other mechanisms.
The recent transition in nutrition characterised by dramatically decreased physical activity levels and much improved security and variety of food has led to increased prevalence of obesity and insulin resistance in Asian countries



Last edited by Lara; 03-16-2012 at 07:49 PM.
Lara is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Chemar (03-16-2012)
Unread 04-17-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 59

Originally Posted by Chemar View Post

But type 2 diabetes is not characterized by glycemic load. It is characterized by insulin resistance. Reducing intake of sugars, such as the amylose in rice, reduces the accumulation of blood glucose, but it does not reduce the insulin resistance which causes the buildup of blood glucose. Insulin resistance is more tied to carbohydrates like wheat which introduce dangerous opioid proteins.

Glycemic load is merely the study author's opinion of a marker. Reducing rice would reduce glycemic load, but would do nothing about insulin resistance.

....meaning rice in moderation is a lot healthier than 99% of alternative carbohydrates.
veggienft is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
As White Rice Intake Rises, So May Your Risk for Diabetes (Yahoo) NewsBot Health News Headlines 0 03-16-2012 08:50 AM
White rice link seen with Type 2 diabetes, says study (Yahoo) NewsBot Health News Headlines 0 03-15-2012 08:50 PM
Stroke Risk Rises With Duration of Type 2 Diabetes: Study (Yahoo) NewsBot Health News Headlines 0 03-01-2012 06:30 PM
Type 1 diabetes linked to pancreatic cancer risk (Reuters) DocJohn Health News Headlines 0 03-01-2007 05:50 PM
Obesity Boosts Kidney Risk in Type 1 Diabetes (HealthDay) DocJohn Health News Headlines 0 12-06-2006 03:50 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:49 PM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych Central Mental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.

Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All posts copyright their original authors Community Guidelines Terms of Use Privacy Policy
NeuroTalk Archives