1 in 4 Global Cases of Type 2 Diabetes Attributed to Low Whole Grain Intake
Type 2 diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases around the world, impacting millions of people. In a new study, researchers developed risk assessment models to estimate how much various dietary habits contribute to type 2 diabetes risk in 184 countries around the world. The largest burden (26.1%) of type 2 diabetes was attributed to low whole grain intake. Other factors contributing to high type 2 diabetes burden included high intake of refined rice and wheat (24.6%) and high intake of processed meat (20.3%).
The Surprising Link Between Brown Rice and Cultural Identity
When people are looking to connect with the food traditions of their ancestors, which types of rice are they putting on their plate? To find out, we caught up with Cameron Jacobs of USA Rice to share insights from market research.