September 26, 2018
porcelain bowl of rice
Wellness Tip

Rice Intake and Cardiovascular Disease

by Berkeley Wellness  

Rice consumption is not associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, concludes a Harvard study of more than 200,000 health professionals whose diets and health were tracked for two decades. There have been concerns about rice because it often contains arsenic and because it has a relatively high glycemic index (a measure of the effect of carbohydrates on blood sugar).

The study found no link between consumption of rice (white or brown) and cardiovascular disease, even at the highest intakes (five or more servings a week) and regardless of ethnic background (Asian or non-Asian).