Re: White rice consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: meta-analysis and systematic review
The type of rice affects its Gycemic Index (GI), and it is high GI rice that is the problem. Basmati rice is only medium GI, so a moderate intake of basmati is safe.
It is a shame that this sort of research paper can get into BMJ and make headline news. It is like saying that some road accidents are caused by blue cars, and therefore if we avoid driving blue cars the roads will be safer.
Please ask the authors to take a "Statistics and interpreting causality 101" course.
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