Eating too much rice can lead to heart attacks and heart-related diseases. This is according to a joint study by scientists at the University of Salford and the University of Manchester.
People who are accustomed to eating more rice may have an increased risk of heart attack and other heart-related diseases. And such people are more likely to die prematurely.
Scientists have attributed this to the fact that rice naturally contains arsenic. But it is in such small quantities that eating rice in moderation does not cause any side effects, but even small amounts of arsenic can be dangerous if eaten in large quantities.
But long-term consumption of small amounts of rice can lead to heart disease. In this study, scientists performed experiments on thousands of people from all walks of life. The study found that people who ate more rice had a 6% higher risk of dying from heart disease than those who ate less rice.
Rice is the most important food to meet the nutritional needs of a large part of the world’s population. But now new research shows that overuse of them can lead to low levels of arsenic over a long period of time, leading to thousands of deaths each year, which can be prevented by reducing rice as a diet.
The toxic effects of arsenic are known to a large part of the world’s population. According to a report by the World Health Organization, arsenic levels in groundwater in many countries are causing cancer and blood vessel diseases in addition to many other medical problems.
Rice contains more toxins than other basic foods. According to one report, the dietary needs of more than 3 billion people worldwide are met by the diet of rice alone. This poison present in this population of the world that eats rice causes the death of more than 50,000 people every year.
The study by the University of Salford and the University of Manchester examined the link between the use of rice and diseases of the arteries due to arsenic. Scientists say such research is limited in some respects, but it is nevertheless a relatively easy way to determine the use of this inorganic toxin in rice and the risk of coronary heart disease.
The scientists added that the results indicate that a 25% higher consumption of rice in the UK increases the risk of dying from blood vessel diseases due to exposure to inorganic arsenic. More extensive research is needed to confirm this research data because, on the other hand, the use of rice is also beneficial for health due to its high level of fibber.
The research team of the universities has suggested that instead of avoiding the diet of rice, use different good varieties of rice such as basmati, etc. Basmati rice has very low levels of inorganic arsenic due to its good quality. At the same time, by including other healthy food items in your diet, not only can such risks be reduced, but many other diseases can also be prevented.