Letters White rice and type 2 diabetes

In defence of white rice

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3099 (Published 01 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3099
  1. Michael A Kadoch, physician1
  1. 1Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
  1. drkadoch{at}gmail.com

The finding of an increased risk of type 2 diabetes with higher consumption of white rice1 is not surprising because suboptimal results are to be expected whenever a whole plant food is refined. This is especially true with other poor lifestyle practices. Nevertheless, I worry that we are losing the forest …

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