White rice is more potent than sweet soda drinks in causing diabetes. If only I had a dollar for every time someone did this to me, I would be able to buy a lifetime worth of white basmati rice! It shows that eating white rice increases the risk of type two diabetes. But several studies suggest that Asians are more predisposed to diabetes than Caucasians, so they are at risk irrespective of whether they are obese or not. A Chinese woman has the same risk with a BMI of 25. This is because I can’t find a GI number done by an independent (and thus unbiased) academic lab for this particular rice, as I can for others. However, the level was lower in PR-fed OLETF rats than in WR-fed OLETF rats.
Maybe it’s because of all the white rice they eat. Yet eating brown rice appeared to have the opposite effect, cutting the risk of type 2 diabetes. We evaluated the associations of liver aminotransferases with risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in general populations by conducting a systematic review