White rice is the primary type of rice eaten around the world. Asian populations consume 3-4 or more servings per day, while Western populations eat only 1-2 servings or less daily. A meta-analysis that included over 350,000 participants has shown that a high intake of white rice may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by a significant 55% in Asians. It is important to note this association does not prove it causes diabetes.
PositiveTip: Next time you eat rice, enjoy the goodness of whole-grain brown rice–or at try mixing brown and white rice together.