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Studies Show Rice Is More Potent Than Sugary Drinks in Causing Diabetes

It might be time to rethink your diet.

Studies show that white rice is even more potent in causing diabetes than sweet soda drinks. Sugary drinks, along with obesity, have been two of the major causes of the condition in the West. In Asia, however, where white rice is a staple in a number of nations, white rice can be a major factor, too, in the rise of diabetes cases.

Starchy white rice can overload the body with blood sugar and increase the risk of diabetes. Over the years, studies have been conducted to support this claim.

One example is the meta-analysis by the Harvard School of Public Health of four major studies.

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The studies involved more than 350,000 people, followed for four to 20 years, with participants from four countries: China, Japan, U.S. and Australia.

One of the findings is that each plate of white rice eaten in a day, on a regular basis, increases the risk of diabetes by as much as 11 percent.

One of the study’s authors, Qi Sun, a professor of medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, was previously quoted as saying:

“White rice also lacks nutrients like fiber and magnesium. People with high white rice consumption lack these beneficial nutrients and Asian populations consume a lot of white rice. If you consume brown rice instead, you will get these nutrients. There are alternatives.”

Instead of totally giving up rice, people can turn to healthier options.

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It has been found that long grain white rice is better than the short grain variety. Another option is to mix brown rice into white rice. Adding 20 percent brown rice to white rice is reportedly enough to reduce the risk of diabetes by 16 percent. Switching from eating refined carbs to eating more whole grains is also advisable.

A general decrease in physical activity and increase in food consumption may also be responsible for rise in obesity and insulin resistance. This is why regular exercise, along with a better diet, is highly recommended by experts.

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Early Riser Women Have Less Chance of Developing Depression Than Late Risers, Study Claims

It’s time to wake up early.

It's not easy to wake up early if you sleep late at night. However, a new study finds that women who get up early in the morning are less likely to get depressed than those who wake up late.

The study, conducted by the scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, looked into over 32,000 women with an average age of 55. Researchers found out that those who are not morning persons are more susceptible to depression. The findings of this study were published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.

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A Photographer’s Chilling Capture Of Ukraine’s Serial Killers’ Gazes

I won’t mind staying out of their line of sight, please.

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Independent photographer David Tesinsky, known for depicting controversial and unusual social topics through his photo series, embarked on another evocative photo-documentary, this time, in a prison in Kharkiv, east of Ukraine. Those who have seen his latest photos describe the portraits chilling.

Tesinsky, writing in an article entitled “I’ve Photographed the Gaze of Serial Killers In A Prison In Ukraine”, shared that the Kharkiv jail had more leeway for those incarcerated. The penitentiary for the worst criminals in Ukraine allows weddings of prisoners inside its walls, provides TV for each convict and offers a room for rent for those who want private time with their lovers.

Together with Ukrainian journalist Oleksiy Naumenko, Tesinsky photographs the looks of evil. Locked behind bars, his camera captures the faces of men and women convicted of killing strangers, policemen and family members - one of them guilty of murdering 29 people.

Check this gallery and gaze into the eyes of these killers, all of whom are serving life sentences.

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Tibetan Girl’s Unconventional Beauty Shakes the Modeling World

Her look is so different, “out of this world” is a more fitting description for her.

Right now, when you say "supermodel," you immediately think of Kendall Jenner or the Hadid sisters, Gigi and Bella. They may differ when it comes to looks, but they are still considered conventional by modeling standards. Now a new model comes in and her look is so different, and some say "out of this world" is a more fitting description for her.

Tsunaina, who hails from Tibet and is currently living in the UK, has beautiful slanted eyes, gorgeous pouty lips, chiseled jawline, and lots of beauty marks scattered all over her lower face.

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