This is my first post on this discussion forum. I'm in my third week on the McDougall Diet, with fantastic results. The results include a 12+ pound weight loss, dramatically more energy, and I'm nearly off of blood pressure pills (reduced by 75%). It also appears my mild asthma has disappeared. There have been various other benefits too numerous to mention here.
Suffice it to say, I'm a "true believer," who has intently studied every McDougall YouTube lecture and poured over newsletters. So when I ran across this ridiculous "scientific" study, it sounded like something that needs a good debunking.
From a standpoint of pure logic, it seems that all the study really proves is that Asians who eat the most are more at risk for type 2 diabetes. Of course, one of those foods is rice. But the conclusion that white rice is to blame seems ridiculous on its face.
Here is a link to the article: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/white-rice-see ... 37784.html
My sister has type 2 diabetes, and I hope to be an inspiration to her. Misinformation like this is not helpful.