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Rice is an important part of many people's diets. Researchers from  the Harvard School of Public Health in Massachusetts have released a  report about rice. It shows that eating white rice increases the risk of  Type Two diabetes. However, eating brown rice reduces the risk of the  disease.

The World Health Organization says more than two hundred twenty  million people worldwide have diabetes. Type Two diabetes results when  the body cannot effectively use the sugar it produces.

More than thirty-nine thousand men and one hundred fifty-seven  thousand women took park in the study. ugg boots clearance They were asked about their diet  and day-to-day activities ugg boots clearance sale as well as any pre-existing diseases. The  study found that the people who ate five or more servings of white rice  per week had a seventeen percent increased risk of developing Type Two  diabetes. But those who ate two or more servings of brown rice a week  had an eleven percent reduced risk of getting the disease.

Brown rice is the grain in its natural form.ugg boots clearance White rice results after  it has been refined. This involves removing the outer cover, including  the husk, bran and germ. Only the inner white kernel is left. White rice  is often enriched to replace some nutrients lost during the refining  process.ugg boots sale clearance Qi Sun is the lead writer of the report. He says the outer parts of  brown rice slow down the work of the body's digestive enzymes into  starch.ugg boots clearance us This means that the release of sugar into the bloodstream is  slower after eating brown rice compared to white rice.A diet of foods that quickly release sugar into the bloodstream has  been linked with a greater risk of Type two diabetes. The exact reason  for this is not known.Doctor Sun says less refined grains have more nutritional value than  refined grains. He says replacing white rice with whole grains like  whole wheat or barley could result in a thirty-six percent lower chance  of developing Type Two diabetes. He says people should replace white  rice and other refined carbohydrates with whole grains whenever  possible.

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