Singaporean Indians, Malays and Chinese produce different insulin responses to a bowl of rice

An interesting paper. This will definitely provide a valuable insight on the diverse response to carbohydrate rich diet.

Biotechin.Asia

Consuming carbohydrates like Basmati rice with a relatively low glycaemic index could help to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes among Asian populations. http://bit.ly/1PR3SOs Consuming carbohydrates like Basmati rice with a relatively low glycaemic index could help to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes among Asian populations. http://bit.ly/1PR3SOs

An interesting clinical study by researchers at the A*STAR Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS) could help health-conscious people make better informed decisions in future! Their study showed that when a carbohydrate rich meal was fed to people from three different ethnicities- Singaporean Indians, Chinese and Malay, the Indians had more insulin released into their bloodstreams compared to their Chinese and Malay compatriots in order to maintain the same blood sugar levels.

This is a very relevant study, since the results suggest that consuming fewer carbohydrates and choosing those with a lower impact on blood glucose levels could benefit population including Singaporean-Indians, that have a high prevalence of type 2 diabetes.

Most of the literature available today about blood glucose levels are largely based on Caucasian subjects consuming…

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