White rice linked to diabetes

Health-conscious diners may think twice before accepting an extra scoop of white rice at their local Asian restaurant tonight, as new research suggests the staple is linked with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

For every serving of white rice consumed per day, the risk of diabetes rose by 11%, according to a meta-analysis of four prospective studies published online in the BMJ today.

More than 13,000 cases of type 2 diabetes were identified among 35,000 people in the