White rice is more potent than soda drinks in causing diabetes

Singapore’s Health Promotion Board Chief Executive Zee Yoong Kang recently shared his concerns about the increasing burden of diabetes among Singaporeans and Asians at large. He stated that obesity and sugary drinks have long been identified as the major causes of diabetes in the West. Keeping this in mind he has decided to wage a war on diabetes, but with a specific focus on: white rice. That’s right! The beloved white rice!

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