A 2010 study connected including white rice (as opposed to brown rice) to a greater likelihood of developing adult-onset diabetes. It substantiated long-time reports that brown rice is more healthy than white. The study investigated patients who ate a minimum of 5 white rice servings per week and found that they had a 17% higher risk of developing the conditions – compared to those who eat less than one serving per month.
Researchers: Harvard School of Public Health
Editor’s Note: All refined foods – white rice rather than brown, white flour rather than whole wheat, highly refined sugars, grits rather than corn – would likely generate similar results because the outer husk contained the bulk of the nutrients has been removed.