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Old 12-08-2018, 12:55 PM   #1
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Fact check: 1 serving of white rice increases the risk of diabetes by 11%

Fact check: 1 serving of white rice increases the risk of diabetes by 11%

The study has many problems:

It does not take into account other lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise.

The accuracy of the data is questionable due to the way it was collected.[2][4]

Correlation does not imply causation. These are observational studies, not experiments. We can not conclude the treatment caused the observed outcome in an observational study, as there is no control for confounding factors and no control group. Hence observation studies can only claim association, but not association. [7]

Both studies are meta-analysis of observational studies. Because these are observational studies, it does not prove that consumption of white rice increases risk of type 2 diabetes or that brown rice has a protective effect. Other lifestyle factors may have accounted for the risk. Randomized clinical trials would be needed to prove that causal link

Further reading:

Observational studies: Does the language fit the evidence? Association vs. causation
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Old 15-11-2018, 12:36 PM   #2
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Old 16-11-2018, 10:23 AM   #3
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Is this true? Cos diabetes rate in Japan Low and they eat rice three times a day
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