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Should you eat your rice or ditch it? Let your genes choose for you

Look at the people from other South-East Asian countries where rice is more a staple than in India. How many of them are overweight or obese?

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Pranav Anam
Very often, people fighting obesity hear that they should stop consuming rice and rice products because it promotes weight gain. Look at the people from other South-East Asian countries where rice is more a staple than in India. How many of them are overweight or obese? In fact, new research suggests that a diet based on rice is less likely to make you obese than a diet devoid of it. This is where nutrigenomics (also known as nutritional genomics) comes into play. It gives you a better understanding of your body’s requirement and the food it needs. 
 
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First Published: Nov 02 2019 | 10:01 PM IST

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