Counting your calories? A rice-based diet may help prevent obesity

A Japanese food or an Asian-food-style diet based on rice may help prevent obesity

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Eating rice may help prevent obesity, research suggests. Experts found that people following a Japanese or Asian-style diet based on rice were less likely to be obese than those living in countries where rice consumption was low. Researchers said low-carbohydrate diets – which limit rice – are a popular weight-loss strategy in developed countries but the effect of rice on obesity has been unclear. They looked at rice consumption in terms of grams per day per person and calorie intake in 136 countries. They also looked at data on body mass index (BMI). In the ...